American Tent Cities - a growing crisis
In the wake of the housing crash and unprecedented economic downturn, "tent cities" have been springing up in several places in California. The story is not that new. However, it has not received much mainstream press. Therefore, many are unaware this is even happening.
With many American families living a mere two paychecks away from losing everything themselves, this news is jolting - that the spreading foreclosure crisis and collapse in real estate values, in combination with a faltering job market, will likely push many more families (even those w/children) into homelessness.
For more on this growing problem see (this link) from a March 5th Post