Erb-Downward discusses 'hidden homelessness'

November 15, 2022 Chalkbeat

Jennifer Erb-Downward, Chalkbeat: "There should be a stronger relationship between homelessness and poverty, and the fact that there’s not supports that there’s under-identification taking place... We, somehow, as a society, have agreed that it is OK for the level of poverty and instability that children experience, from a housing perspective, to exist. If we don’t actively track that, and have a conversation about what the level [of homelessness] really is, I don’t think we’re being forced to actually look at that decision that we’ve made societally. And we’re not really being forced to say, ‘Is this actually what makes sense? Is this actually what we want?’”