Newark To Create Housing Out Of Shipping Containers As Homelessness Worsens Amid Pandemic

Jan 22, 2021

Newark's Homeless Coalition Work to clean up area near Penn Station led by community organizer Kym Gilchrist and Central Ward Councilwoman LaMonica McIver.

The city of Newark, in partnership with its homeless coalition, led by community organizer/activist Kym Gilchrist and Central Ward Councilwoman LaMonica McIver, held a day of service event to mark the MLK holiday, providing hot meals, COVID and HIV testing, as well as other wraparound services. Its all part of the city's ongoing efforts to address homelessness.

WBGO's Alexandra Hill reports on the city's ongoing efforts to provide services as well as new and innovative alternatives to the traditional shelter system, through recently announced plans to create temporary housing out of shipping containers.