I don’t have any data to support it, but walking around, it seems like there are more tents on the sidewalk Downtown, and in the rest of the urban core, than since near the start of the pandemic. I don’t know if it’s kicking people out of parks and neighborhoods.
In any event, I am glad to see the private sector is going to have navigators to help people out of homelessness. It’s been all hands on deck for a while, and any help is good. But the lack of housing is the biggest problem, and until the city addresses that, there’s only so much these teams can do.
Anyway, please wash your hands right now. And if you aren’t vaccinated, make an appointment today. If you’re eligible for the booster, get boosted.