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PNS Daily Newscast - January 23, 2018. 


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Public News Service - AR: Housing/Homelessness

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that when Arkansas children cannot be with their families, they all too often end up in group homes or institutions. Credit: iStock.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Children thrive when they are in families, but too many times when they're in foster systems, they end up in non-family settings. A report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that 19 percent of Arkansas children in out-of-home placements end up in group homes

PHOTO: HUD recently awarded $4 million to Arkansas housing and service programs for the homeless, but a bill in the legislature would allocate the same amount of state funds for rent assistance and improvements to Arkansas' aging housing stock. Courtesy of HUD.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - It may be time to put the "fund" into the Arkansas Housing Trust Fund. It has not yet received any state money in the four years since it was created. However, last week a bill passed the state Senate to allocate up to $4 million to the fund - $1 million for each congressional di

GRAPHIC: A report from the Center for Responsible Lending finds that the average, middle-class Arkansas family has $100

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A sneak peek at the average middle-class household budget in Arkansas shows about $100 left each month after covering regular expenses - at least, before the Christmas bills are due. The research from the Center for Responsible Lending looked at monthly expenses and incomes. Se

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