Dispossessed in the Land of Dreams | Homelessness

Those left behind by Silicon Valley’s technology boom struggle to stay in the place they call home.

They were an interracial couple in the late 1960s, which was unusual, though she says her family didn’t mind. It was also an interclass marriage, and it moved Suzan down the income ladder. For years, James and Suzan lived together, unmarried.

 

A 2013 census showed Santa Clara County having more than 7,000 homeless people, the fifth-highest homeless population per capita in the country and among the highest populations sleeping outside or in unsuitable shelters like vehicles.

Source: Dispossessed in the Land of Dreams | New Republic

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3 Replies to “Dispossessed in the Land of Dreams | Homelessness”

  1. One thing that I learned from working as an EMT in London, was never to assume, “It can’t happen to me”. The path from a ‘normal’ life to homelessness is a very short one, and travelled by people of every type and background.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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