While many people continue to practice social distancing and quarantine at home for those who are homeless these guidelines are nearly impossible to follow putting the homeless population more at risk than ever before.
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress indicates that “580,466 people were counted as homeless during the 2020 Point-in-Time count.”
Not only did homeless increase during the pandemic but the Point-in-time count survey highlights how a disproportionate number of Black and American Indian/Alaska Native people are experiencing homelessness.
HOPEFUL Inc. is actively working to reduce the homeless population in Sacramento, California including a large majority who are African American through their Homeless & Unsheltered Helping Hands Program.
Since 2007 HOPEFUL Inc.’s Helping Hands Program has raised funds to change the narrative surrounding homelessness to meet the specific needs of the underserved population in Sacramento.
HOPEFUL Inc.’s Helping Hands Program strives to empower those struggling to get on their feet and treats all in need of their services with dignity and respect.