In December 2018, the character was reintroduced in a series of online videos as part of Sesame Street in Communities' initiative on homelessness. It is revealed in this series that Lily's family has lost their apartment home and have had to stay with friends. Press outlets reported Lily to be the first Sesame Street character to be homeless.
- NPR "Sesame Street Tackles Child Hunger, One Muppet At A Time" by Claudia Kalb, October 4, 2011
- "'Sesame Street' Muppet becomes first to experience homelessness" by Jacqueline Howard, CNN, December 12, 2018
- When Days Aren’t So Sunny: Sesame Street Takes on Homelessness Nikita Stewart, The New York Times, December 12, 2018