Season 7, Episode 25
Simple Solution to Help the Homeless
Thousands of homeless people live in their vans and cars. But finding a place to park overnight makes life even more difficult and dangerous. One city has found a way to help by using small parking lots as safe overnight space for the “vehicular homeless.” Reporter Nic Cha Kim meets a working mother who lives in her SUV with three children, and a Vietnam vet with a job but lives out of his car so he can save for retirement. We also meet Kristine Schwarz, Executive Director of “New Beginnings Counseling Center” to find out how they took a good idea and turned it into a successful program, one that has attracted attention from other cities across the country.