Barbara Poppe, former executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and author of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio's (COHHIO) new report, "Double Jeopardy: The Coronavirus & Homelessness in Ohio," pointed out pending concerns:
- 79 percent of regional homeless system leaders said they can't provide the financial assistance necessary to reduce admissions and minimize overcrowding in shelters.
- 87 percent said they don't have sufficient space to isolate and quarantine clients with symptoms of COVID-19.
- 71 percent said they don't have enough sanitation and hygiene supplies on hand to prevent transmission of the coronavirus.
- 65 percent said they have reduced services for people experiencing homelessness due to the loss of staff and volunteers.