Rising rents are pushing more people every day into homelessness. Homeless services are struggling to meet this need because there simply aren’t any housing options people can afford. That means more people sleeping rough; occupying streets and parks or abandoned buildings across the nation.
In response to this human crisis, caring people want to help and reach for solutions, like this one: creating a place to stay overnight in car parks.
The challenge is that these kind of dormitory-style night shelters are not a long-term answer to the problem and in the short term, can be very dangerous.