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Jimmy Mejia and his wife, Patty Garrido, are being evicted from their South Los Angeles apartment. They're having trouble finding new housing they can afford. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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California Housing Crisis: Working But On The Brink Of Homelessness

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A King County, Wash., Superior Court judge ruled Friday that the truck a Seattle man was living in is his home, and thus can't be impounded. Here, a man hauls garbage at a temporary parking area for people living in their vehicles in Seattle in 2016. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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A man rests on top of a subway vent grate as a tourist walks past in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A row of chimneys stand in a neighborhood devastated by a wildfire on Oct. 13, 2017, near Santa Rosa, Calif. Massive wildfires swept through Northern California two months ago, destroying thousands of homes and businesses. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Brian Peterson, 31, and Matt Faris, 38, in Santa Ana, Calif. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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An Unlikely Friendship Reignites 2 Artists' Ambitions

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James Brown, who was homeless for more than 20 years in Los Angeles, in his apartment building in East Hollywood. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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In A Push To House The Homeless, High Prices Are Eroding Gains

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The latest homeless count showed a 64 percent increase in the number of 18- to 24-year-olds on the streets over last year. Authorities are better at counting them but the problem is also getting worse. Anna Scott/KCRW hide caption

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'Nowhere To Sleep': Los Angeles Sees Increase In Young Homeless

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Members of Girl Scout Troop 6000 troop and leader Giselle Burgess hug after being honored as the first troop exclusively for homeless girls, at a ceremony at New York City Hall on April 25. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An NYC Scout Troop Provides Homeless Girls A Place Of Their Own

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A Seattle motel converted into a homeless shelter is being torn down, but the shelter will find a permanent home in a new six-story Amazon office building. Above, a sign for the Mary's Place shelter adorns a wall in the former motel in May 2016. Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Syrian woman and her child sit in their refugee living space in Lebanon. They are featured in Four Walls, a virtual reality presentation by the International Rescue Committee. YouVisit Studios hide caption

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Can Virtual Reality Make You More Empathetic?

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Officials inspect the scene at the Seattle homeless camp along Interstate 5 where a car ran off the road and resulted in the death of a young man who was in his tent. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Seattle Swings Between Hounding The Homeless And Leaving Them Alone

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William Kitt has lived in a studio apartment in New York owned by the nonprofit Broadway Housing Communities for 13 years, after decades of living on the streets. Bryan Thomas for NPR hide caption

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Invisibilia: For An Artist, A Room Of His Own Is A Lifesaver

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A Starbucks in Santa Monica, Calif. With no other place to go, many of Los Angeles' homeless end up at the chain's outlets — to the consternation of some employees. Denise Taylor/Moment Editorial/Getty Images hide caption

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How Starbucks Got Tangled Up In LA's Homelessness Crisis

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Los Angeles resident Elvis Summers poses with his tiny house on wheels he built. Summers never thought more than 5.6 million people would watch a YouTube video of him constructing the 8-foot-long house, which is small enough to fit in a parking space. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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LA Officials Bring The Hammer Down On Tiny Houses For Homeless

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The point-in-time count for the homeless population often misses those who crash on friends' couches or stay in cheap motels due to a lack of shelters. Dale Dean, from Cheyenne, Wyo., is one of them. Miles Bryan/Wyoming Public Radio hide caption

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In Rural America, Homeless Population May Be Bigger Than You Think

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Inside a mobile clinic parked near a Conservation Corp high school, Dr. Seth Ammerman talks with a patient. About 400 young people who visit the van each year have never seen a doctor, Ammerman says. Farida Jhabvala Romero/KQED hide caption

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Each night, volunteers prepare a meal for the guests at the shelter, and everyone eats together. Ari Daniel for NPR hide caption

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Temporary Housing For Young People, By Young People

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Jennifer Carter, 30, stands in a dormitory area that she shares with her two young children at The Road Home Community Winter Shelter facility in Midvale, Utah. Cayce Clifford for NPR hide caption

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There's Shelter, And Then There's Housing. Utah Claims Muted Victory

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