Central Iowa Shelter and Services said the amount of people staying with them overnight is growing.
Up until now, many people were choosing to sleep elsewhere because of COVID-19 concerns.
Staff members said they have worked to keep their numbers low and are working to make sure the homeless are safe from the cold.
DES MOINES, Iowa — In 2020, many Iowans faced uncertainty about keeping a roof over their heads due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Central Iowa Shelter & Services in Des Moines helped many out who were facing homelessness, or just became homeless, by finding them places to live.
To make sure the shelter did not become a virus hotspot, officials started moving some occupants into public or private housing.