COVID's Invisible Victims

COVID's Invisible

Publication Date: August 24-28, 2021


Nino Abdaladze, Molly Bohannon, Austin Fast, Jamie Fields, Sanjana Garg, Megan Lupo, Katie Surma


The Howard Center explores the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on America’s homeless population. Driven by a “vulnerability index” based on a Howard Center data analysis, the package features five digital stories, a podcast, data visualization and an audio/photo montage of homeless men and women from New York to California. This project, the first of a two-part series on COVID-19 and homelessness, was also supported by the Pulitzer Center. More than 300 professional news outlets nationwide published stories from this project.


1st Place
Student Reporting
Association of Health Care Journalist Awards

1st Place
Best News Story
EPPY Awards

2nd Place
Specialty Programs & Podcasts
BEA Media Arts Festival, for the project’s podcast

Selected Publication Partners