In the small Appalachian community of Clarksburg, W.V., Marissa Rexroad, an advocate for the homeless, mapped out a plan to create a housing-first program for its homeless population. When the coronavirus arrived in West Virginia and her county was deemed a hot spot for community spread, the plan went into overdrive. The most immediate need, said Rexroad, is to protect the community from the advance of Covid-19; second, it's "to begin building relationships with those on the street and start the process of getting them into the appropriate program and helping them to stabilize for the long term."

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