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.

Arkansas Renters United

The past year, Arkansas Community Organizations launched a statewide renter’s group to fight for better laws that protect It’s renters. Arkansas Renters United has been active organizing tenants across the state to push legislation toward implementing and voting for protective renter laws. Arkansas Renters United has joined together with Arkansas Citizens First Congress to fight […]

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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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