One community stepped up to the plate and took bold measures to house the homeless. When they saw this population rising, they purchased a hotel to convert into a shelter.
In 2019, statisticians estimated that the homeless population in the United States was close to 570,000. This number has undoubtedly increased since that time, and especially during the pandemic. One community found a creative way to help house the homeless in their area. How Hennepin County demonstrated care for this often forgotten population is inspiring.
Who are the homeless in America today?
Today’s homeless people are a wide and diverse group representing different ages, family situations, and health issues. There are more homeless families in certain parts of America. One study found that more two-parent families live in the western and southern parts of the country. Many of the homeless still comprise people…