Last year, for the first time in seven years, homelessness increased in the United States, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development annual Point in Time count (pdf). In 2017, 553, 742 people were experiencing homelessness all over the country, and in San Diego County that number was 9,160. That is the fourth largest population of homeless individuals in the U.S.
When discussing how to help homeless people and ultimately end homelessness, we often talk about clothing, food, and shelter. But there are other approaches as well. In this story package, the focus is going to be on internet access, and with that – access to information. What does that mean for a homeless person?