Homeless service providers throughout Utah see spikes in people seeking help as the pandemic wears on

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In the six months since the coronavirus pandemic came to Utah, the Lantern House homeless shelter in Ogden has served 1,116 new people experiencing homelessness — 45% of whom say they’re unsheltered for the first time.

At the other end of the state, Washington County is reporting an increase in the number of homeless “individuals, families, youth, and veterans who have been fleeing from other pandemic hot spots throughout the country” and are coming to southern Utah “for respite.”

Nearly everywhere in between, homeless service providers around the state are also reporting spikes in demand for their services as the coronavirus pandemic wears on, leaving thousands around the country out of work and some at risk of losing their homes.

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