During Coronavirus Pandemic, Homeless Population Faces High Risk

A man experiencing homelessness
A man experiencing homelessness who lives on Wilson Avenue under the Lake Shore Drive bridge in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood holds a sign during a press conference in December 2019. Maria Ines Zamudio / WBEZ
A man experiencing homelessness
A man experiencing homelessness who lives on Wilson Avenue under the Lake Shore Drive bridge in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood holds a sign during a press conference in December 2019. Maria Ines Zamudio / WBEZ

During Coronavirus Pandemic, Homeless Population Faces High Risk

Experts say people experiencing homelessness are among the most vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak. Here in Chicago, more than 86,000 people experience homelessness in the course of a year.

Reset talks to advocates about what steps state and local officials could take to protect them.

GUESTS: Julie Dworkin, director of policy at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Greg Trotter, senior manager of public relations and content at Greater Chicago Food Depository