Research/Leadership Training

ACI works along side community members to help improve multiple issues. Recent community projects include education reform, housing rights, and financial justice.

Housing and Health

The Little Rock Health Impact of Housing Project is an Arkansas Community Institute (ACI) organized initiative that examines the health impacts of substandard affordable housing for individuals living south of Interstate 630. ACI in conjunction with the Central Arkansas Re-Entry (CARE) Coalition, UALR School of Law Consumer Protection Clinic and UAMS College of Public Health […]

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Sherwood Hot Check Court

ACI has¬†gathered stories from people who have been harmed by the predatory Sherwood Hot Check Court.¬† The court charges low-income people high fees and fines for making small mistakes and traps them in a cycle of court appearances, incarceration, humiliation and payments that never seem to end. We are working with the Central Arkansas Re-Entry […]

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ACI Housing/Rental Justice

ACI and students from the UAMS College of Public Health surveyed more than 1,000 people on their experiences renting in Arkansas. The surveys formed the basis for a report called “Out of Balance” that has received national attention. ACI and partner organizations are now working on a Health Impact Assessment of proposed legislation to set […]

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