Writer Michael Adkison of The Razorback Reporter dove into the details of how the government arrives at a census of the homeless population in Northwest Arkansas — a method replicated by many other communities — revealing a flaw in the point-in-time census method that results in numerous homeless individuals in Northwest Arkansas not being counted.
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2019, a Northwest Arkansas homeless services group proclaimed it was close to effectively ending veteran homelessness there. By mid-April 2020, the goal of eliminating veteran homelessness remained elusive.
Valerie McEntee is a minister with San Francisco Night Ministry.
The lower echelons of America’s middle class have been slipping through the country’s economic cracks as decades of federal policy changes have shredded the social safety nets that used to catch them.
With the help of careful data-keeping, a unified hotline, individualized assistance and a mindful community, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has succeeded in getting service members off the streets.
It was the third week of March and Mike Melcher was living out of his truck in Covina, California.
William set up his tent in an encampment near the University of Arkansas. Then, he was evicted.
Communities nationwide — including just blocks from the White House — are struggling with the growing number of tent cities.
When California issued its shelter-in-place order on March 19, hotel occupancy rates throughout the state plunged into the single digits.