'How Many Of Them Will Die?' Homeless 'Tent City' Ripe For Coronavirus

"Across the world, public health experts are asking people to practice "social distancing" to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

Stay home. Avoid crowds. Wash your hands.

But there are thousands of Arizonans who can't follow this advice. They have no home to isolate in. They must face crowds if they want a hot meal. And showers and sinks are scarce.

Last year, at least 7,500 people experienced homelessness in Arizona — 4,400 of whom did not have shelter, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Experts believe these numbers are an undercount of the true number of people experiencing homelessness."

Jessica Boehm reports for the Arizona Republic March 17, 2020.


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Source: Arizona Republic, 03/18/2020