Homelessness in Northwest Arkansas

Homelessness in Northwest Arkansas

Our Work

Students at the University of Arkansas School of Journalism and Strategic Media examined homelessness in our region as part of a national reporting project: Nowhere To Go, led by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at the University of Maryland. Participating schools are working with National Public Radio to examine the different ways communities are addressing homelessness — and documenting what’s working, what’s not and why. Programs participating in the Howard Center Consortium include Graduate Program in Journalism, Stanford University and Big Local News; Boston University Department of Journalism; University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication; and the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication.

Podcast: The Last Veteran?

Kimberly Blanchette. Photo by Elena Ramirez

Homeless encampment off the Town Branch Bike Trail, Fayetteville. Photo by Katy Seiter

Articles & Data

Washington County Sheriff Tim Helder. Photo by Gina Shelton

Washington County Jail Releases Inmates, Dozens Homeless, Amid COVID-19

John Cardenas in Mullins Library. Photo by Cayden Hartman.

Homeless College Students: Hiding in Plain Sight

Domestic Violence Shelters
Struggle Amid Coronavirus

Deborah Olsen and her dog, Ava Bear, homeless in Fayetteville. Photo by Brooke Tomlin.