Those working on the frontlines to eliminate homelessness in Hastings County say our most vulnerable have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

Life on the streets has never been an easy feat couple that with a pandemic that brought lockdowns and restrictions, Public Health Nurse Victoria Law said, ‘It’s hard to stay home when you don’t have a home.’

She told the health board there are 60 people living unsheltered on Belleville’s streets and another 21 seek shelter nightly at Grace Inn.