He was Greensboro’s most seen homeless man, however now he is lacking | Native information

“I’ve never seen him catch a cold,” said McGee.

However, Hoffmann heard voices that he called the “assessment committee”. McGee said those voices convinced Hoffmann that he was allergic to television, so he didn’t have any.

“He enjoys his voices,” McGee recalled. “Most people with schizophrenia don’t. He laughs and has a good time and carries on. He is very happy with the little crowd that is walking around with him.”

But his paranoia got worse.

Hoffmann finally got to the point that he wouldn’t let McGee into the apartment. Or anyone else.

McGee had to speak to him at the door, where he also handed him his maternity allowance. Until the pandemic, he stopped by twice a week.

But Hoffmann’s apartment hides a secret. A tiny leak in the kitchen had badly damaged the floor, and while management had worked on some minor issues with McGee during Hoffmann’s time there, he eventually lost the apartment.

“The whole kitchen floor was rotten,” said McGee. “They were afraid he would fall through the floor.”

At that point McGee realized that Hoffmann needed more help than he could offer.

Many of the others who had surrounded Hoffmann with support over the years were older or had health problems of their own.

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