Our View: How working poor end up homeless
If asked to picture a homeless person in our mind’s eye, one assumption we’re likely to make is that the person is unemployed.
In DeKalb County, that’s often not the case.
Lesly Wicks, the executive director of Hope Haven homeless shelter in DeKalb, says most of the people her agency serves would fall into the category of “working poor.” They’re working people who don’t earn enough to afford housing.
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