Sunday, August 23, 2020
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! GIVEN FEWER RESOURCES AND MORE EVICTIONS: KANSAS CITY WINTER CORONAVIRUS HOMELESS CRISIS AWAITS!!!
A quick message sent our way offers a glimpse at a local disaster in the making . . .
"TKC, just wanted to ask: Why local media isn't covering the disaster in the making at our local homeless shelters? With the number of evictions we'll see far more homeless this year. What's worse is that there's very little room for social distancing or resources for masks at our crowded shelters. Last year many shelters were running on empty. With Covid-19 regulations and fewer people in a position to donate . . . I'm afraid that this Winter we might reach the breaking point when it comes to desperate people on local streets."
We'll have more follow-up but already we've noticed the ranks of homeless and panhandlers rising on in KCMO. As cold weather approaches, places like the Public Library or other daytime warming stations won't be able to deal with the influx without taking coronavirus precautions.
Developing . . .