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Mark lost everything in a bad divorce. He has been homeless now for about three years.

Mark stays at a mission in Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to that, he had a camp in the woods. Mark shares about how people steal stuff from his tent camp when he is not there.

Mark shares a little about the criminalization of homelessness that’s growing in every city. He says police target anyone with a backpack that looks homeless.

Mark just started a full-time job. His plan is to save up and get out of homelessness soon. Thing is, the affordable housing crisis continues to get worse. More people are entering into homelessness than are getting out.

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