By Matthew Moore
Published July 13, 2020
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2019, a Northwest Arkansas homeless services group proclaimed it was close to effectively ending veteran homelessness there. “We know who they are,” said Steve Burt, then executive director of the Northwest Arkansas Continuum of Care. “We have what their needs are, and we’re building system capacity to serve them.” By mid-April 2020, the goal of eliminating veteran homelessness remained elusive. Why? Well, it’s complicated.
Moore is from the School of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Arkansas