The New Homeless
We often have a very stereotypical view of homeless people as drug addicts or alcoholics, what Fr. Peter McVerry SJ calls the “visible homeless”. However there are lots of people who fall into the homeless category and in recent times there has been an increase in the new homeless, people without any major social or addiction problem, simply that they cannot afford a place to live. Miriam Gormally talks to Fr. Peter to find out more.