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Mar 8 2021
01:08 am

CBS 60 Minutes did a long segment today (March 7) on the "new homeless" in Columbus, Ohio. It documents low-wage workers who've lost their jobs due to the pandemic, and are living in tents because they can't afford housing. It's notable to see how Columbus - and Ohio in general - is dealing with the problem. They're leaving people in their tents and have mobilized the National Guard to provide emergency services.

The CBS reporter states that homelessness is up some 50% this year, and increasing.

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michael kaplan's picture

Quite a passionate discussion

Quite a passionate discussion at City Council last night ...

Most of the reps sat visibly unattentive during the public forum, and were called out for this by one of the forum speakers.

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