HUD: Growth Of Homelessness During 2020 Was ‘Devastating,’ Even Before The Pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Homeless sleep near a National Guard truck ahead of the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Law enforcement and state officials are on high alert for potentially violent protests as Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States at today's inauguration ceremony. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The nation’s homeless population grew last year for the fourth year in a row. On a single night in January 2020, there were more than 580,000 individuals who were homeless in the United States, a 2% increase from the year before. The numbers, released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development today, do not… Continue reading HUD: Growth Of Homelessness During 2020 Was ‘Devastating,’ Even Before The Pandemic

Vaccinating Homeless Patients Against COVID-19: ‘All Bets Are Off’

Peter Sulewski spent nearly four years roving through Baltimore’s homeless shelters, and saw the toll it takes on health — even without the added threat of COVID-19. “I’ve seen people freeze to death out there,” says Sulewski, whose home burnt down six years ago. At the same time, he says, “I would hate to be… Continue reading Vaccinating Homeless Patients Against COVID-19: ‘All Bets Are Off’