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  • Writer's pictureSheila Pree Bright

The New American Homeless

Updated: Jan 6, 2021

Glad I had the opportunity to work with writer Brian Goldstone for the New Republic Magazine about the ”working homeless.”

“If the term “working homeless” has not yet entered our national vocabulary, there is reason to expect that it soon will. Hidden within the world of homelessness has always been a subset of individuals, usually single parents, with jobs; what’s different now is the sheer extent of this phenomenon. For a widening swath of the nearly seven million American workers living below the poverty line, a combination of skyrocketing rents, stagnant wages, and a lack of tenant protections has proved all but insurmountable. Theirs, increasingly, is the face of homelessness in the United States: people whose paychecks are no longer enough to keep a roof over their heads.”

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