In the face of a housing shortage, one family's homeless shelter stay spanned over 200 days

When Carrie Simon moved into Bethany House in October 2022 with her 20-year-old son who lives with disabilities, she didn't expect to still be living there the following May. Simon said while she's felt well cared for by Bethany House and its staff, the wait to get her own home has been stressful. "I was frustrated and I just wanted to get a place," said Simon. "I just wanted to get out of here, because I've been here a long time."