Protecting Virginia's Homeless from COVID-19

Apr 14, 2020

For thousands of Virginians without a place to live, staying at home isn’t an option.

Earlier this month, Governor Northam announced $2.5 million in emergency funding to help those experiencing homelessness.

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Homeless shelters around the state are finding  creative ways to feed and house people during the COVID-19 crisis – doing their best to keep residents healthy.  Sandy Hausman reports on one center where guests are enjoying the luxury of space and gourmet meals.

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When Congress gets back into session, one bill members will consider was introduced by a freshman House Democrat hoping to protect transgender people who are homeless.

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Homelessness among veterans is down in Virginia, way down.

Sandy Hausman / WVTF

On any given night, more than 7,000 people in Virginia are homeless. It’s not easy to find work when you have no permanent address, but a new program in Charlottesville aims to help people who are homeless start a business.