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It’s hard to social-distance at home if you don’t have a home.
For the last 30 years, harm reduction advocates have worked to humanize communities that are often criminalized.
Voices of Our City wows host Terry Crews and celebrity judges with a song about life on the streets.
Lawmakers have been trying to prevent evictions and help poor tenants. So far, they've fallen short.

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages, cities are still struggling to move people from shelters into safer housing.
Housing experts fear an increase in homelessness when the bans on evictions during the coronavirus shutdowns expire.
"It’s disrespectful to the essential workers who need to ride the subway system," said the governor, referring to an article about homeless people in train cars.
People in "high risk settings," including hospitals and prisons, should be tested for the coronavirus, public health officials said.
The estimated 14,000 people experiencing homelessness in the city need care more than ever as COVID-19 spreads.
Advocates have been warning about such a “preventable” COVID-19 spike among unhoused people for weeks.