Homelessness advocates push for funding, vaccines as pandemic stretches into Winter

Dec 15, 2020

As winter approaches, some Michiganders are still weathering the pandemic without a home.  

Ashley Halladay-Shmandt, director for Northwest Michigan Coalition to End Homelessness, says anyone unhoused is at a huge risk of catching and spreading the virus, especially during the winter.

“People who are experiencing homelessness are doing community exposure at a different rate than the rest of us,” she said.

Halladay-Schmandt spoke with IPR's Kendra Carr about the current state of homelessness in Northern Michigan and how COVID-19 has impacted housing.