Will has been homeless for two years. Recently, he’s been sleeping in a crawl space under a home near Uptown Charlotte.
He shouldn’t have been on the streets for so long. Last year, Will qualified for a federally funded Emergency Housing Voucher, given to vulnerable populations like those who are chronically homeless. The vouchers are distributed by Inlivian, Charlotte’s Housing authority.
Will and his caseworker Ed Smith, who works for the non-profit Running Works, spent months calling hundreds of different property owners. But because the affordable housing supply is so low in Charlotte, no one would accept his voucher.
Despite one door being slammed in his face after another, Will kept pushing.
Read the full story about Will Howard at wbtv.