NWA taking homeless census

Nonprofit groups say process helps with applying for grants

Posted: January 26, 2018 at 1:07 a.m.

Jessica Andrews (left), CEO of 7 Hills Homeless Center, speaks Thursday with Jimmy Morgan (right), homeless, as she fills out a survey at the 7 Hills Day Center in Fayetteville. The Northwest Arkansas Continuum of Care held a 24-hour survey to gauge the scale of homelessness in the area. It’s the first time the survey has been done yearly instead of biannually.

Northwest Arkansas is taking a census of its homelessness as local nonprofit groups deploy new tools to fix the problem.

Dannah Vetter, a volunteer, asks questions Thursday as she fills out a survey at the Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. The Northwest Ar...

A chart showing Northwest homeless figures

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