Three families faced eviction after COVID-19 cost them their jobs or their health. But each was hanging on. Barely. Here are updates to their stories, six weeks later.
Some of the work-arounds to care for the homeless during the pandemic have turned into silver linings and may impact future programs and funding.
No one knows how many homeless people have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, not even the nation’s homelessness czar. One man in New York City describes his pandemic plight.
It’s a common misconception that homeless people are unemployed — 25% to 50% work, experts say. Many homeless employees are working essential jobs, putting them at risk of contracting or spreading the coronavirus.
Rural homeless people, especially students, are among the least visible of an already largely invisible group of victims and have less access to health care.
Four months after the CARES Act was passed, less than one-third (29 percent) of the $4 billion Congress allocated for homeless programs has actually made its way to local communities.
It’s a common misconception that homeless people are unemployed, but between 25% to 50% of this population works, according to experts. In the era of COVID-19, that means many homeless employees are working low-wage essential jobs under conditions that put them at risk of catching or spreading the virus.
Homeless people across the U.S. talk about their struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Audio has been edited for length and clarity.
More than 200 homeless people are known to have died so far in the COVID-19 pandemic, yet they remain largely invisible victims. Across the U.S., communities have struggled to protect their homeless residents.
The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism developed a vulnerability index to understand which counties' homeless populations might struggle the most in the COVID-19 outbreak.