Amid end to COVID help, homelessness surging in many cities


              Steven Hamilton, of Boston, walks away from his apartment building on his way to a store, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Boston. Hamilton was homeless for over three years before moving into the apartment in September 2022. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Steven Hamilton locks the door to his newly acquired apartment, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Boston. Hamilton was homeless for over three years before moving into the apartment in September 2022. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Steven Hamilton speaks to a reporter from The Associated Press, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in his newly acquired apartment, in Boston. Hamilton was homeless for over three years before moving into the apartment in September 2022. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Steven Hamilton sits on his bed in his newly acquired apartment as he puts on sneakers before going for a walk, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Boston. Hamilton was homeless for over three years before moving into the apartment in September 2022. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Pine Street Inn's Director of Outreach Michael Andrick, center, and Kyra Boyer, left, a clinical supervisor on the behavioral health outreach team, talk with a homeless man, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, in Boston. The Pine Street Inn's outreach program is part of a years-long campaign in Boston to target people who are on the street for longer than a year with the goal of getting them permanently housed. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Pine Street Inn's Director of Outreach Michael Andrick, right, and Kyra Boyer, left, a clinical supervisor on the behavioral health outreach team, talk with a homeless man, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, in Boston. The Pine Street Inn's outreach program is part of a years-long campaign in Boston to target people who are on the street for longer than a year with the goal of getting them permanently housed. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              FILE - The tents of a homeless camp line the sidewalk in an area commonly known as Mass and Cass, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Boston. The city has since shut down the encampment, going tent to tent to assess the needs of those living there and referring more than 150 to shelters and other housing. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
            
              Lewis Lopez steps out of the front door to his apartment building, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in the Dorchester neighborhood, of Boston. After cycling in and out of Boston shelters for several years, Lewis Lopez finally secured keys to his own apartment. No longer fearing that his possessions would be stolen or that he would get into fights over food, the 61-year-old cook felt he had finally gotten his life back. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Lewis Lopez speaks to reporters from The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in his apartment in the Dorchester neighborhood, of Boston. After cycling in and out of Boston shelters for several years, Lewis Lopez finally secured keys to his own apartment. No longer fearing that his possessions would be stolen or that he would get into fights over food, the 61-year-old cook felt he had finally gotten his life back. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              People line up for food and and other help at ShowUp Sac in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. ShowUp Sac is a nonprofit that provides food, clothing and showers to people experiencing homelessness. Sacramento County had more than 9,200 people experiencing homelessness during this year's annual count, conducted in February. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
            
              Karry Fowler, right, hands a pair of shoes to a homeless person at ShowUp Sac in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. ShowUp Sac is a nonprofit that provides food, clothing and showers to people experiencing homelessness. Sacramento County had more than 9,200 people experiencing homelessness during this year's annual count, conducted in February. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
            
              Aya Kilma, 47, hugs her dog, Nelly, at ShowUp Sac a nonprofit that provides food, clothing, and showers to people experiencing homelessness in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Sacramento County had more than 9,200 people experiencing homelessness during this year's annual count, conducted in February. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
            
              Workers put a roof on one of the Pallet sleeping cabins being built at the Sacramento County's Safe Stay Community in Sacramento, Calif., on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. The safe community was designed to provide 100 cabins for homeless people to sleep in, with running power and sanitation available. Sacramento County had more than 9,200 people experiencing homelessness during this year's annual count conducted in February 2022.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
            
              FILE - Shelley Sanders watches as a loader known as "the claw" removes items left behind at the homeless camp where she had been living as authorities move in to clear the area of people camping illegally in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, April 11, 2022. Sacramento County had more than 9,200 people experiencing homelessness during this year's annual count, conducted in February. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
            
              Eric Santos leaves a portable shower at ShowUp Sac, a nonprofit that provides food, clothing and showers to people experiencing homelessness in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Oct.4, 2022. Santos, who was recently evicted from his apartment and now sleeps on a park bench, frequents Show Up Sac, for meals and other assistance. Sacramento County had more than 9,200 people experiencing homelessness during this year's annual count, conducted in February. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
            
              Eric Santos, right, gives a hug of thanks to Karry Fowler, left, a volunteer at Showup Sac, a nonprofit that provides food, clothing and showers to people experiencing homelessness in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Oct.4, 2022. Santos, who was recently evicted from his apartment and now sleeps on a park bench, frequents Show Up Sac, for meals and other assistance. Sacramento County had more than 9,200 people experiencing homelessness during this year's annual count, conducted in February. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
            
              Eric Santos uses a suitcase that he keeps all of his possessions in as a table while having a cup of coffee at ShowUp Sac, a nonprofit that provides food, clothing and showers to people experiencing homelessness in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Santos, who was recently evicted from his apartment and now sleeps on a park bench, frequents Show Up Sac, for meals and other assistance. Sacramento County had more than 9,200 people experiencing homelessness during this year's annual count, conducted in February. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Amid end to COVID help, homelessness surging in many cities