Monthly Archives: June 2019

Veterans Village Plans for the Future

By Chloe Short Delta Digital News Service JONESBORO — The Veterans Village coming to Jonesboro features major plans. More than 5,000 veterans live in Craighead County and around 200 of those veterans are reported as living below poverty level. The Veterans Village plans to help homeless veterans get back on their feet. The Beck Pride Center will be active in

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Homelessness Grows in the Delta

By Colby Sigears Delta Digital News Service JONESBORO — Poverty and homelessness impact the Delta area, keeping people under the poverty line. Hillary Starnes, an employee of the Jonesboro Grant Department, said approximately 1,800 homeless people live within Craighead County. “We’re getting a homeless task force to help be resources for the people in the community to get them back

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Couple Makes Best of Tough Situation

By Jessica Ladd Delta Digital News Service JONESBORO — In America, 553,000 people experienced homelessness in 2018. Of those, 2,712 lived in Arkansas. The homelessness issue in America continues to rise due to a lack of housing options for those with a low income. Without housing options, people face eviction, instability and homelessness. Low-income households don’t make enough money to

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Free Food Transfer Hub for the Homeless

by Yu Bai Delta Digital News Service JONESBORO — About 48,000 homeless people live in Arkansas: 8.5% of them are veterans and 20% of them have a serious mental illness. People who suffer homelessness are also struggling with a serious problem: hunger. Many factors are contributing to this problem. Homeless people in the age group of 60 to 65 in

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