Sadly, the sight of people sleeping on the streets, begging strangers for money and scavenging for food in the trash has become all too common.
In Los Angeles County, an estimated 44,000 people are homeless on any given night, many of them families with children.
It’s a crisis that has been building for decades, driven by declining incomes and rising housing costs. As a result, a startling one in four Angelenos now lives in poverty.
Read the full article at the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-ridleythomas/a-dynamic-and-deepening-c_b_8199370.html