As homeless plan deadline nears, housing is limited, shelters are full and camps are closing.

“Homeless people are in a much more difficult situation when the real estate market is really good,” said Family Gateway board chair Anne Johnson.

The dilemma the Family Gateway families are facing highlights some of the problems the homeless commission is fighting to fix.

Though unsheltered homelessness has garnered a lot of attention in recent months as the city has grappled with several homeless encampments, Johnson said there are many other examples of homelessness in Dallas.

Many of the children Family Gateway serves are under 5.

“We have a homeless crisis going on, and it’s going to get worse,” Johnson said. “Everyone’s focused on Tent City, Tent City, Tent City. Our families are being kicked out of apartment complexes and other housing.”

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