Homelessness grips San Diego with hepatitis, high rents

SAN DIEGO (AP) — For Christine Wade, the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot, was far better than their previous home — a shelter where rats ate through the family’s bags of clothes.
“It’s peaceful here,” Wade, 31 and eight months pregnant, said in an October interview at the campground.
A tent, of course, is not a home. But for these San Diegans, it is a blessing.
Like other major cities all along the West Coast, San Diego is struggling with a homeless crisis. In a place that bills itself as “America’s Finest City,” spiraling real estate values have contributed to spiraling homelessness, leaving more than 3,200 people living on the streets or in their cars.

Original published: 2017-12-07 06:01:36 Read the full Seattle News here


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