I have worked with the homeless for over ten years. Many people describing the homeless problem in America have an agenda. Often, they are trying to elicit an emotional response to spur policy change or raise money. I am trying to give basic facts, and I think it is hard to critically think about the problem of homelessness without these facts. Most of these facts and observations are based upon personal experience, and this is not a social scientific treatment of the subject. Among other things, the video deals with the working homeless, pan handling, addicts, the hidden homeless, the visibility of homelessness, hard luck stories, mental illness, and people living on the lam.
Please post questions and comments. If there are enough questions, someone at A Simple House will do another homelessness video blog.