Homelessness in Montana is an issue that only seems to be growing. Movato just released and interactive map that shows the spike in growth of the homeless population in each state. And while Montana might not be number one on the list, we aren't exactly improving with the issue year after year.
Recent construction on west 3rd Street and Russell across from the Good Food Store in Missoula has put many low-income families out of homes. A trailer court was bought and families were told to leave.
Every January, cities across the U.S. attempt to count the number of Homeless people in their area. Michael Moore of Reaching Home: Missoula's 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness says that data from last year shows that hundreds of folks are homeless in Missoula.
The annual SXSW interactive conference in Austin is sometimes plagued with snail-slow internet speeds (when you can connect at all). But this year it’s been a little easier to find a wifi hotspot: just look for a homeless person. Yes, homeless people are now being used as wifi spots.