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Barriers remain for people experiencing homelessness in St. Louis

This is part one of a two-part series on the barriers to the condition of people experiencing homelessness this winter.

Clarissa Cowley

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Published: 7:35 PM CST November 21, 2022
Updated: 7:55 PM CST November 21, 2022

5 On Your Side has reported on issues impacting people facing homelessness throughout the City of St. Louis, among others across the United States. 

COVID-19 lockdowns of schools and non-essential jobs, unpaid or late rent and utility payments, childcare shortages and eviction enforcement have a role in the rise of homelessness and create a barrier to permanent housing. St. Louis politics proved to be another hurdle.

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