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[1 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 2,907 views]
Census to give snapshot view of NWA homeless

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS-As thousands of people in Northwest Arkansas lie safe in their warm beds, there are many who don’t have that opportunity.
A census completed last week will share just how many that is, and coordinators think the number of homeless people in Benton and Washington County will increase drastically from the last census.
The point-in-time census was coordinated by the University of Arkansas’ Community and Family Institute, directed by Kevin Fitzpatrick. Volunteers went to various locations throughout the two counties to ask detailed questions of people who don’t have a home …