With more people struggling to find housing in Allentown, we revisit the tiny homes proposal.
While roughly 7% of youth in the U.S. identify as LGBTQ+ they comprise 40% of unhoused youth. Why LGBTQ+ experience higher rates of homelssness often comes down to acceptance at home.
“It’s not always the drama that you see on TV, sometimes it’s just as simple as you thought you were coming here to get a good job. You started off at a job, things look right. And then all of a sudden things change.”
What happens when people in Allentown suddenly find themselves in need of housing?
Maintaining affordable housing in a city like Allentown with its older buildings and high demand isn’t cheap, and the city’s public housing authority has long been underfunded.