When stay-at-home orders were enacted in late March, many people experiencing homelessness had nowhere to go. Shelters around the city saw increases in demand and have had to adapt to this new reality, taking measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, keep residents occupied and help people living on the streets. These new conditions have had an impact on residents’ mental health and, combined with heightened demand, have increased shelters’ operating costs.
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Mitra is an editorial intern for PublicSource. Mitra is a rising junior at Winchester Thurston School. She loves journalism, investigating and informing the public about important stories and social justice issues. When she’s not focused on school, she likes playing music, running and hand lettering.