Statistically, most people are closer to being homeless than they are to being millionaires. The longer someone is on the streets, the harder it is to escape -- there are too many barriers. There are dozens of nonprofits that provide services to the homeless, but they're a bandage on a gunshot wound. In order to truly solve homelessness, people need to work to remove the institutional barriers that keep people homeless.
Episode 3: Improvise: Homeless During Crisis
It's safe to argue that the COVID-19 pandemic is a disaster. And the way we prepare for, respond to and discuss disasters in the United States often excludes the homeless and poor - to their detriment. From emergency shelter to relief and recovery, disaster response isn't designed to include the homeless.