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Story Publication logo August 28, 2020

COVID’s Impact on the Homeless Is Largely Unknown

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COVID's Invisible Victims
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When COVID-19 exploded across the United States, bringing heath care warnings to shelter in place...

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A homeless man sits by his belongings at the Lots, an outdoor encampment in Phoenix, on June 24. Summer temperatures in Phoenix consistently exceeded 110 degrees Fahrenheit, sometimes hitting 118. Image by Steve Carr/Human Services Campus. United States, 2020.
A homeless man sits by his belongings at the Lots, an outdoor encampment in Phoenix, on June 24. Summer temperatures in Phoenix consistently exceeded 110 degrees Fahrenheit, sometimes hitting 118. Image by Steve Carr/Human Services Campus. United States, 2020.

In July, the nation’s homelessness czar told Congress that COVID-19’s impact on the homeless had been far less than expected. But the Howard Center found that data on homeless deaths for the most part doesn’t exist. (Austin Fast/The Howard Center)

This project was supported by the Pulitzer Center and produced by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Howard Center is an initiative of the Scripps Howard Foundation in honor of the late news industry executive and pioneer Roy W. Howard.


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