Just like NZ. Thanks to neo-liberal economics. That was supposed to benefit all and only benefits the upper echelon. Neo-lib on steroids thanks to Key & friends. This is becoming the lot of the disenfranchised. Homelessness.
( Daily Mail ) The rising cost of rent and housing in California is forcing residents into alternative accommodation with middle class workers taking up residence in their cars and RVs by the side of the road to make ends meet.
Hundreds of people, including nurses and chefs, are sleeping in parking lots in affluent areas like Santa Barbara as they make the most of the only homes they can afford.
Marva Ericson, who works as a nursing assistant, has been sleeping in her Kia for the past three months. She wakes up before dawn each day, showers at the local YMCA and dresses in her hospital scrubs to head to work.
‘I wake up and I say, ‘Thank you God for keeping me safe last night, and thank you for the Safe Parking program’,’ the 48-year-old told the LA Times.
Like Ericson, most of the people sleeping rough in…
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