Housing crisis puts families on the streets of L.A.
The worsening economy has left many families in Los Angeles with no other option but to live on the streets.
There are an estimated 80,000 homeless people living in Los Angeles, according to a 2007 survey conducted by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). These numbers continue to climb as the economic downturn forces more families out of their homes.
Tara Graham reports.
As more families join the ranks of the homeless in Los Angeles, shelters are struggling to make enough bed space available. Some organizations are coming up with unorthodox ways of helping those in need.
Nearly everyone is feeling the blow of the worsening economy, but for a growing number of L.A. families, these tough economic times have hit far beyond the pocketbook--they've hit home.
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