Situation since 2020
Due to historic unemployment rates spurred by COVID-19 alone, homelessness is projected to increase by up to 45% in the summer of 2020, according to recent studies conducted by Columbia University.
An individual is legally homeless if he/she does not have a home and lives on the streets. However, he/she is also legally homeless if hehave a home but are unable to access it.
It’s time to build a future where homelessness is never a way of life. Ending homelessness is more than just possible, it’s work that must be done.
This is the power of our community’s commitment, to not just respond to homelessness, but to build a reality where it doesn’t happen in the first place.