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Story Publication logo August 24, 2020

Homeless in 43 Counties Most Vulnerable To COVID-19

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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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Homeless encampments along a Los Angeles roadside on April 8, depicting the growing epidemic of homelessness amid the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Image by Philip Pilosian/Shutterstock. United States, 2020.
Homeless encampments along a Los Angeles roadside on April 8, depicting the growing epidemic of homelessness amid the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Image by Philip Pilosian/Shutterstock. United States, 2020.

The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism developed a vulnerability index to understand which counties' homeless populations might struggle the most in the COVID-19 outbreak. The index was based on an analysis of homeless and poverty rates, as well as the numbers of doctors and shelter beds in a given area.

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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