The Clarion-Ledger, 5/13/8

Jackson Mayor Frank Melton is spending the week with citizens and the homeless to get a better feel for the problems they face.

His overnight stays started Monday night at the Holiday Motel on U.S. 80 and will end Friday, when he plans to spend a night on the street with the homeless.

“I’m hearing a lot about young kids being homeless,” Melton said. “That’s what we are going to deal with immediately.”

The mayor made similar overnight stays more than a year ago at Christian Brotherhood Apartments and at a home in Virden Addition.