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VIDEO: Debunking the Stereotypes of Homelessness

Published October 10, 2018
  • Community Education
  • Affordable Housing
In "I Am/Was Homeless," three people - Chante, Amanda and Vernon - discuss their experiences with homelessness in order to fight the stigmas associated with not having a safe place to live.

Chante was previously a homeless teen, driven to the streets by a difficult home life. Amanda and her husband once became homeless as a young couple when they were forced to move but didn't have enough money for a deposit. Vernon, who was homeless at the time this video was shot, explains how an addiction to meth led to his losing his home.

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