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In Hollywood, a history of homelessness

Jun 2, 2015
Actors slept on the streets in the 1920s when landlords refused to rent to them.
Posted In: homelessness, hollywood, homeless

Marketplace Investigates: Homeless in L.A.

Jun 2, 2015
With homelessness on the rise, we take a look at the people behind the statistics.

In a homeless district, growing numbers raise tensions

Jun 1, 2015
Services are concentrated on Skid Row, where firms say conditions have worsened.
Posted In: homelessness, homeless, Skid Row
New encampments of homeless people are in plain sight in Los Angeles. Dennis Epping and Christine Boyer have pitched a tent above the Harbor Freeway, just a bridge away from downtown Los Angeles.

Making a home without a house

May 29, 2015
As more tents go up, homeless couples are forgoing shelters to stay together.
Posted In: homelessness, los angeles, Unemployment

In Los Angeles, homeless camps are suddenly everywhere

May 28, 2015
It's easier to camp on public land now, and there's less room in shelters.
Posted In: homelessness, Skid Row, Unemployment

Video: Homeless in LA

May 28, 2015
A newcomer to a homeless encampment tells his story.
Posted In: homeless

Military families turn to food stamps

May 25, 2015
Frequent moves or a parent overseas take a financial toll on those serving.
Posted In: military, food stamps

How elite students get elite jobs

May 22, 2015
Why people from exclusive or affluent backgrounds often land the most prestigious jobs.
Posted In: inequality, employment, students, college

Baltimore's $100 million investment legacy

May 22, 2015
The city's efforts to alleviate poverty date back decades, with lasting effects.
Posted In: poverty, urban, federal dollars, Baltimore
The outside of the shuttered FMC Corp. plant in Baltimore. The plant used to produce insecticides and other agricultural chemicals, but in 2008, the company moved its operations overseas to save costs. About 130 employees were laid off.

How many jobs does $100 million get you?

May 20, 2015
Baltimore's "Empowerment Zones" offer a history of qualified success.
Posted In: Baltimore, poverty, employment, Housing

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