The leadership meetings at Haven for Hope in San Antonio are supposed to be about those who lack shelter and moving them into strategies to rehouse. That’s the goal on any given day.
Now, the city’s largest homeless care site is trying to plan for a population produced from the Coronavirus.
“We are expecting and planning for a surge in those families and individuals that are new to homelessness,” Kenneth Wilson said.
Wilson is the president and CEO of Haven for Hope. He said his team is trying to figure out how to make this work for people who a newly home insecure.
“We already have seen some families here,” He said. “This is a parent or parents with children.”
The drift into homelessness varies. In this case, Wilson said it’s unemployment. Joblessness caused by a global pandemic that shut the economy down.