Reggie grew up in West LA. Like much of the troubled youths in Los Angeles, he ran with the gangs and started to sell drugs. Reggie ended up in prison.
When he got out, Reggie tried to stay with his mother but he says because he looks like his father, his mother took out her resentments on him. She eventually threw him out.
Reggie has a full-time job working construction. When I asked him what it’s like working and then coming back to a tent Reggie said he’d rather stay at the job. The job keeps him sane.
More and more people are working full time but cannot afford the cost of an apartment. If we don’t fix the affordable housing crisis in America, homelessness is going to continue to get worse.
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