NWA editorial: Welcome the spotlight

Public housing gets its moment in Fayetteville

Posted: August 10, 2018 at 1 a.m.

The Fayetteville Housing Authority board, ostensibly a front line in the eternal battle against poverty and homelessness, right now resembles the conditions in some of its federally subsidized housing. Its numbers are short of where they need to be. Its members and staff wish their circumstances where better. And sometimes, they're at the mercy of forces beyond their control.

What’s the point?

Even among tensions and hurt feelings, housing advocates in Fayetteville must respond to an intense level of attention on the plight of public housing.

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