Older Americans are currently experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness at rates not seen in decades; in fact, people 65 and older are the fastest growing population of unhoused people in the U.S.
A vacant Knights Inn in South Bend, Indiana, has been renovated as "Motels4Now," a project to offer immediate housing to persons experiencing homelessness. "It's only from a place of stability that you can work on other issues," its director said.
Tracy Kidder's latest book is an investigation of homelessness titled Rough Sleepers. A strength of the book is the time the author invested in getting to know people whose daily lives on the streets are almost unimaginable.