Tue, 5 December 2017
America’s West Coast states -- Washington, Oregon and California can’t cope with the surge in homeless people. AP’s Gillian Flaccus says at least 165,000 are presently homeless in the 3 states. 105,000 of them are counted as “unsheltered,” meaning they sleep on the streets, or in parks, or abandoned buildings, train or bus stations. Who are the New Homeless? More and more they are families, young people under 24, without children, and people who work at regular jobs, but can’t afford a home.