“Getting arrested is one thing, but they beat the shit out of me,” said Michael Jacobs, who was arrested near a homeless encampment in Denver.
“This year has been the most stressful that many of us have faced since we’ve provided this service,” one official said.
Toronto scrambled to set up shelters, adjacent to an affluent neighbourhood, for homeless people during the pandemic. Residents say they're scared.
Closed libraries and drop-in centres. Water fountains shut off. Ace Lovell found himself living on the street at the worst possible time.
At least two California cities have established campsites for the homeless in the coronavirus crisis, offering basic services like food, security, and a bathroom.
‘Literally a Lifeline:’ Doctors Without Borders Is Getting Cell Phones to Homeless People so They Can Stay Connected During Coronavirus
The organization has distributed 1,000 phones so far to connect the homeless to shelter, healthcare, and financial help during the crisis.
The city’s largest shelter is currently experiencing an outbreak.
Homeless people could be forced to urinate and defecate in public—which can increase COVID-19 risk for everyone.
Some places are seeing double their normal amount of clientele.
‘We’re Scared Shitless:’ Thousands of Homeless People in Silicon Valley Don’t Know How to Fight Off the Coronavirus
They're living in encampments with baby wipes and maybe some disinfectant.
Seattle just purchased a quarantine motel for people who can't do it themselves.
'Either I Pay the Rent or I Eat': These California Tenants Are on Strike Because Their Rent Is too Damn High
It's legal in California to withhold rent due to property mismanagement.