No income. No place to go. No relief.

These are the realities for homeless people, and some immigrants in New Brunswick, N.J., during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rutgers student I-Team found that the city of New Brunswick responded late to the crisis affecting the most vulnerable.  Abruptly bereft people have had to turn to their neighbors, or to search online, to find the help they need.

“The criminalization of homelessness has been amplified to the point that it’s just illegal now to be homeless,” said Walter Herres, the CEO and founder of Supporting Homeless Innovatively Loving Others.

Alex Lewis reports.

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