Returning face of homelessness

As unemployment rate soars, the poor become more visible
By Matthew T. Hall
1:40 a.m. October 10, 2009

Tommy Forrest, 54, prepared to set up his tent on the Island Avenue bridge over Interstate 5 in downtown San Diego. Forrest said he lost a kitchen job last year. (John R. McCutchen / Union-Tribune) -
Homelessness may not be as hip as health care, global warming or gay marriage in the hierarchy of social issues, but it’s starting to reclaim its place in the public consciousness.


These efforts are emerging against a backdrop of a rough economy and news coverage of tent cities rising across the country.

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