With Charlotte’s family shelter full, more families sleeping on benches, in cars for the night

Quintin House and fiancee Luvenia Lewis have spent days on the streets with their three children while homeless due to lack of bed space for families. He's now living at the men's shelter and she's living at the Salvation Army Center of Hope women's shelter with the kids.
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Quintin House and fiancee Luvenia Lewis have spent days on the streets with their three children while homeless due to lack of bed space for families. He's now living at the men's shelter and she's living at the Salvation Army Center of Hope women's shelter with the kids.

Ann Doss Helms has covered education for the Observer since 2002, long enough to watch a generation of kids go from preK to college. She is a repeat winner of the North Carolina Press Association’s education reporting award.