People may not have a criminal record before they become homeless, but they likely will afterward due to laws intended to keep people with nowhere to go out of sight.
A lack of affordable housing makes homelessness especially pervasive and visible on the West Coast.
Simply based on how they are housed, forcibly separating immigrant kids from their families is bound to make a bad situation worse.
Concern for their pets' safety can lead women to delay leaving their abusers. Better on-site pet services in women's shelters would enable them to seek help without fear for their animals’ well-being.