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SPECIAL EVENT A SUCCESS
Housing Arkansas welcomed Mr. John Henneberger, Co-Director of the Texas Low Income Housing Information Service. Mr. Henneberger spoke at the Clinton School of Public Service on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Thank you to all who came to hear Mr. Henneberger share examples of trust fund investments and discuss the importance of educating legislators and decision makers on the importance of maintaining or increasing revenue allocated to the Housing Trust Fund.
A special Kick-Off Reception, to meet and greet Mr. Henneberger and continue in discussion about housing trust funds and funding strategies was held in the evening at the Capital Hotel, Markham and Louisiana Streets. (Informational Flyer)
ACH releases report on how inadequate housing impacts Arkansas Children
Children whose families aren't able to consistently secure safe and stable housing are at a higher risk of poor health, according to data collected in the Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) Emergency Department over the last decade. A sample of 5,000 families who sought care at the Emergency Department at Arkansas Children's Hospital revealed that about 51 percent of them lacked reliable housing. Children in these homes were 34 percent more likely to be underweight - one indication of malnutrition - and they were also found to be at risk for poorer health outcomes and developmental delays. The data were compiled in partnership with the non-partisan pediatric research center Children's HealthWatch as part of a national study that was published in the American Journal of Public Health ( AJPH).
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