Springfield News-Leader (Missouri)
Branson tries to find affordable housing for the homeless
It was a windy day in early June, and Cecelia Dardnella McGrath had spent much of the morning crying. She woke that day to police ordering her to pack up her belongings and leave the wooded area where she’d camped for more than three months. It was private property, and the owner wanted her gone.
The pain of the pandemic on issues like housing is being felt across many parts of the world, though some places were dealing with separate problems beforehand that are now complicating matters. Here the Springfield News-Leader in the Missouri Ozarks looks at the entertainment destination of Branson and the role of changes at extended stay motels in homelessness.