JANUARY 24, 2006 - Posted at 7:48 a.m. CST
JONESBORO, AR - Non-profit agencies and churches across northeast Arkansas are to join forces today to conduct an important study of the region's homeless. Under the direction of the Northeast Arkansas Continuum of Care (NEACC), organizations will participate in a six-county homeless population census. The study will serve as a benchmark, impacting the region's planning and funding of community services for years to come.
During today's daytime hours, the agencies involved will conduct interviews, and tonight, volunteers are expected to canvass the streets asking people about their housing situation.