Homelessness Not Increasing, But More People Are Without Shelter
Hamilton County is seeing more people sleeping in public places recently, and the president of Strategies to End Homelessness says there could be even more in 2021.
Kevin Finn says it’s not that there are more people experiencing homelessness. It’s that the local system is still disrupted by the pandemic, and the intake process for shelters has been interrupted. Local homeless shelters closed because they couldn’t provide social distancing indoors. Four of the six are still housing people in motel rooms. “Even though the CARES Act was passed at the end of March, or beginning of April, much of the funding that was approved has actually to show up.”
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