Whether its due to the pandemic, the economy, or other factors, the number of homeless people continues to increase in many of our communities and those providing help, are scrambling for resources.
In the early days of the pandemic, many predicted eventually there would be a rising tide of evictions. In Centre County, that hasn’t happened so far
And the homeless problem compounded by winter weather, when heating and other utility services demand also rises.
In Centre County, many homeless shelters, at or near capacity.
So what happens when they’re full? Many times its a short term measure such as housing in a motel or hotel
In Pennsylvania,its estimated there at least 15,000 people homeless.