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how does that mean? you mean it and you know, just for so many years now without, is there a news update for now? i'll be here at the shop with all of monday. the latest developments stay close now though for more great programs, right ahead. me the the, the, the the in southern california, the sun rises over san diego bay. next to a parkway. in this parking lot, 54 year old maria begins her day. straighten went to bed. this car is her. this is every day. this routine about stretching my bed.
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maria no longer has a place to live. she has been sleeping in her van for a year now. looked pretty nice. you don't. you don't see it doesn't seem to you live here, but you do. i have seen people with their cars, so messy and things all over the place. how can i go to work with my live like that? i mean, has to have a little order? no, because this is what we need to continue. if sir is not the perfect credit, the way i want and make me feel better, me just like maria around 30 other people sleep overnight in their car in this free parking lot. nevertheless, most of them work their security guards. hoover drivers secretaries or even
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computer technicians. ah, maria is a cleaner and a care, exhausting work that she does 7 days a week. yeah. depends where my car. 8 is if it's like this, i will, has to be flood my bankers, if it's like that are me to provide some comfort for all these people. an organization has supplied them with a water point, portable toilets and a small outdoor kitchen where maria prepares her morning coffee before going to work. this kind of bullet bulletproof coffee is very famous in the united states. ah maria's fall from grace is
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a situation that affects thousands of other americans. for a long time, she had everything she always wanted. she was married and lived in this beautiful house. ah, but after 5 years of living together for blissful marriage suddenly fell apart. ah, he kinda dumped me. dump me is okay. it didn't work bye bye. okay bye bye. see a later. because there was no, i don't have no home. home is me? no, no, no furniture, no house. so who says my car? i have a seat here and yeah, that's the way it is. maria didn't get to keep a single thing. she preferred to leave everything to her ex husband and turn over a brand new leaf. but over the last several years in california,
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the cost of rent has risen so much that her salary of $1500.00 euro's was not enough to afford an apartment ever since then. every morning before heading to work, she goes to this gym. she exercises for 45 minutes, but she mainly comes for another rather urgent need. i had to take this decision because i had no place to shower. one time i didn't shower for a week. feel terrible. let me tell you. you feel like a homeless thinking. so why should i be doing so? i thought, oh, i didn't. so i came here for a membership costs for $40.00 euros a month. the cost of continuing a near normal life upon leaving the gym. no one would notice that maria no longer has a house and that she sleeps in her car. laundry job because of that. because if
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i don't shower, nobody's going to hire me. i'm going to be homeless. no car, no, nothing. my, my world's going to go drop, you know, i, what am i going to be doing? i'll be complete. 100 percent homeless. come with a tough kid. maria is just one of many middle class american citizens who have in recent years fallen into poverty. officially, america is great again since the 2008 crisis, the economy has never been stronger. record breaking growth and unemployment has dropped to a historical low, less than 4 percent. and up turn for which donald trump has claimed all the credit . the there has never been a better time to start living, the american dream. but despite with the president, the firms,
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the famous american dream is far from being achieved. in the united states. 40000000 people are living below the poverty line, and millions of workers will go to great lengths to stay above me. are you familiar with? okay, i do that twice a week. becoming homeless overnight is what these americans fear most. because here the system is not very kind of those short of cash catch up real quick for you can have a judgment of possession against you and get addicted in some states being late on your rent is no laughing matter. here one by one. tenants are evicted at gunpoint. what am i going to be hoping for? these americans on the verge of ruin seeking medical treatment can cost a fortune to eat and take your medicine too because you may not get one or the other. so some people are standing up in solidarity,
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making sure they're taken care of free of charge and field hospitals. not unlike those found in a country at war and insight into the lives of those who cannot scrape a living in the heart of destitute america. oh, the san diego in southern california, $300.00 days of sunshine, a year beaches as far as the i can see, an idyllic setting, a picture postcard california san diego is also one of the most dynamic cities in the country. here. unemployment is practically nonexistent. ah. this dream lifestyle was once in everyday reality. for eric, he was a successful computer engineer, earnings 7000 euros a month today at 53 years old. this man lives alone in his car and to eat for free
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. he's made an agreement with the employees of a pizzeria. oh oh. hello . how are you today? good. how are you? thank you. what do you take here? these are the slices that they have in their display that they haven't for too long, and they put them in the fridge for me so that they donate them. eric comes every evening to pick up some pizza. well, thank you very much, very much, appreciate it. okay, bye bye. he's going to share these unsold slices with other victims of poverty. because for a year and a half, eric has been sleeping in this parking lot, the one where maria, the cleaner, also lives with his pizza. he makes his neighbors very happy. there's
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a lot right, me like laura leigh, a 55 year old uber driving right now. we're hungry today? no, no, no. i had to drive all did it in me i in his former life, eric also worked a lot 50 hours a week. but 4 years ago, he suffered a burnout, as well as a series of health problems, including problems with his heart. he could not work and received unemployment benefits for 6 months, and then nothing at all could handle. i thought i would get better. and i for several years with doctors going burning through my savings. i ended up basically burning through everything and was can afford to stay in apartment. and eric is trying to pick himself up. nowadays he's doing temporary work and saving up
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to be able to rent an apartment right after her long day of work. maria is back there. yeah, yeah. it's where i work for it because i have to list a lady. she's very heavy. i can put it back in for 9 hours. it is a lot of hours, but okay. received my food, my bed. ready to jump in my bed. very tired. i me at half past 9 at night. the gates close from this point onward. no more cars can enter the parking lot at night. there isn't a security guard. and even though there hasn't been any attacks, this doesn't reassure maria
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i closed the door with the windows down like this much and put the alarm. if somebody's trying to break in, i will know. i come at the 1st break and my cutter. my trying to break in spray because you never know a few meters away. eric is getting ready to spend another night in his car, even though the passenger compartment is full to the brim. the former computer engineer will sleep sitting behind the wheel certainly far from the comforts of his old life. one thing that i've really found out about this is that, you know, the typical stereotype of you know, the homeless person being lazy and not wanting to work or being a drug addict. maybe the case in some places and some and some of the people have
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come through in this program. most of them are very hard working. people who want to get ahead that has either have some, some health issues or have some had a trick of bad luck or for whatever reason. they've come into this is this, this situation, some people able to get out of it quickly. some people takes longer. california is a state of stark contrast, despite being the 6 largest economy in the world. more and more of its workers can no longer afford somewhere to live. but there is another state where the system is even more unforgiving a law this state is virginia right. next to washington dc, and in particular, its capital city richmond. richmond is a former industrial city here a quarter of the population live beneath the poverty threshold. ah,
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richmond also holds an unfortunate record. this city has one of the highest rated eviction in the united states. there are $3000.00 evictions per year. that's $25.00 times more than in paris in the the we're segregated all along. all right. social class. last class people don't. you also want to convert by 1st name. if you're born in to a 4 family, you're born into a minority family. if you're born into a family that only has
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a single parent that really constrains your life, chances people die on average. 15 years old, you're born in generational poverty. it's a fight every day to meet your needs and the needs of your family. mm. oh no, certainly no borders under my number is emerge. we don't have authority. we go to the back seen the whole world needs to take action and be ready. not a joke. people are just, you know, crisis we can do better, we should be better. everyone is contributing each in our own way. but we also know
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that this crisis will not go on forever. the challenge is paid for the response has been massive. so many good people are helping us. it makes it feel very proud that we are together in long long when i would show the wrong. when all, just don't the rule. yes to shape out the same because the aptitude and engagement equals the trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart and we choose to look for common ground in german, daydreaming, shaped by those in
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me i think we dare to ask me ah, the evictions or a routine job for officer loyal from the sheriff's office several times a week he distributes these yellow documents a how are you can just live here. okay. this is a notice that i have placed on your doors and eviction notice. you need to get in touch with the management property manager here. if you feel it's incorrect,
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but we sent eviction for august the 7th at 9 o'clock. okay, thank you ma'am. in the state of virginia, the law is strict. if the rent is late by 5 days, the landlord has the right to begin the eviction process. a few weeks later, the tenant receives a notice on their door. you know what it is? it is only one week to get out and say, you know what? sometimes carried away by his own enthusiasm, officer loyal, is not always accurate. his name. a how you are you are, you know, she live here. no, this is the house. me. whose name this woman who has nothing to feel guilty about. got away with nothing more than a fright. i'm sorry,
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ma'am. we're at the wrong apartment. thank you. the threatened tenants have one week to settle their deaths, otherwise they faced eviction by force. and officer loyal does not show much sympathy. i this morning he and his colleague must addict the person that lives in this house. jericho. and just like arresting a dangerous criminal care, they enter the home armed with guns. ah, right now the tenant is not at home. and clearly, he's not had time to vacate the premises. ah, you're okay to ask for the landlord. he immediately reclaims
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his property. on average in france, it takes a year and a half to evict some one. whilst here it happens in almost an instant. in less than 2 months, everything is settled. checking. i'm checking the windows now to make sure that has a secure the tenant has just arrived and is in shock. she had been renting the house for 7 years, a single mother to a grown up daughter. she works, but has frequently struggled to make ends meet. she can only pick up her belongings the next day. otherwise everything will go to the junkyard at her expense. was just going to be easy on you like to be able to send it back yard or whatever. if you, if you have it removed, because if he has a tow company remove it, that has an added expense that you'd be looking at. yeah, that's fine. i mean,
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i do think all this is past due. i think it's hard. now you gotta do, we gotta do, and i gotta do what i gotta do. where are you going to sleep? where am i going to sleep? you know, the whole thing about lisa was yeah, i can. yeah, thank you. so what have a good day. she's thrown out on the streets with no room for negotiation because the only way to missouri didn't move that's up to her. if that's the only way she said she would move before this didn't move. maybe she had nowhere to go. you know, she never did say that to me because there are around 10 religions just like this one every day in richmond. as a consequence of this express justice budget, hotels on the outskirts of the city have become
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a refuge for those who have been kicked out of their homes. some people stay there for a very long time. this is the case for david, a 30 year old gardener. what's going on, man? family. same on new day. david has lived in this motel since his eviction 2 years ago. at the weekend, mister boyce father's children come to stay over in his 10 square meter room for which he pays $1300.00 euros a month. this is the man, this is our bedroom, living room, family room. every room is the little kitchen which i cooked her eggs last night and made hamburgers clean the dishes. we hung out play video games and bathroom got a shower, but that's about all during the week. david shares the single room, which is bursting with things with his new partner. well, you know,
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but they did not to to leave for 2 years here. man, i'm on the cramped, you know, like, obviously if you put 2 people in the same room for long enough time it's there's, you're going to bump heads and have arguments some stuff. his girlfriend has a stable job in the insurance business. as a couple they could buy themselves a bigger and less expensive apartment, yet they remain trapped in this tiny room because their past eviction continues to haunt them. but at the time she was, she was trying to 1st and then you get so be down, go into places and stuff in them. not. they're not giving you a place because they're like, oh, you had an eviction. it's shows that you didn't pay this like 2 months or something like that. and it definitely was detrimental to it. you know, there was no way of getting anywhere. oh,
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it is almost unthinkable in europe. but here, the landlords are able to access the past of bad tenants with a few simple clicks. a systematic surveillance that has been denounced by martin veg, bright, a lawyer and defense attorney for tenants. so this database is a public database. i mean, anyone can go on to this database and look at it and you can search by name. so i'll try a common common american name. here we go. oh mary. gillespie. ok. there we go. and you can see 5 unlawful taters. let's see. 10 years ago this tenant had a series of late payments despite being small amounts like this $291.00. they can bare heavy consequences. so if i'm a landlord, i can look at that and say, well, that was 10 years ago, but i think she's too much of
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a risk. i don't want to rent to her. if anything bad happens to you, whether it's, you know, you get your hours cut back at work, whether you break an ankle and you're off work for a month, whether you got that car repairable or that hospital bill or any thing that just throws your budget off slightly, you gotta catch up real quick or you're going to have a judgement, a possession against you and get evicted. so the tenant really is living under the sword of damocles i with such a system. it's difficult to imagine how david could one day leave his motel and by himself an apartment in which he could properly houses, children ah, and a situation like this too. if you're depressed and you sit in one little room by yourself alarm, or you end up drinking or doing something stupid thing,
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god drink and my only vice right now, you know? like trying to be a decent person, a good dad and david is far from an isolated case. $6300.00 people are evicted throughout america each day. although in the city, finding accommodation is the main source of anxiety. there is a region where for some, the main worry is simply being able to put food on the table. ah, welcome to rural america, the appalachia in the eastern part of the country, a mountainous region. ah, appalachia was once widely known for its cold production. these days, almost all the mines are closed down. it is often said that the american dream got lost somewhere along the way to here.
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ah, the appalachian region with a predominantly white population is where the poorest counties in the country are found. ah, during the summer, at lunchtime, this food truck travels up and down the disadvantage to areas of roanoke loose and stacy are 2 volunteers that give out free meals to children. when school system, your get lunch and you get breakfast. so a lot, a lot of families depend on that lunch or breakfast that they don't necessarily have to buy if that makes sense because the school system will provide it for them . but in the summer, from june to mid august,
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there is no school. so then where are those move coming from? so that's where we kind of step in. they serve up to 200 meals a day, and every time they arrive, they are eagerly awaited i'm doing good. how are you all here? because you don't really? yes, i'm starving. i guess on today's menu, a sandwich, a carton of milk and a key. we're in this family. both parents do not work. they receive $1200.00 euros of social welfare a month. but as a family of 5, it's barely enough to live on. the, well, i just try to get in at least $2.00 to $3.00, but towards the end of the month when the stamps are on, maybe $11.00 of the end of the month. yes, either one of the ones i usually see
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a breakfast and lunch and eat breakfast and lunch and then i eat dinner only. yes, only that being poor to the point of starving yourself. see you tomorrow they much i said why? and he goes, reality is nothing new in the appalachian region. in 1964. during his election campaign, president johnson visited appalachia. he was horrified by this poverty once elected, he launched a master plan to put an end to poverty today, here and now declares unconditional war on poverty in america. one of these ideas was to create food stamps, which were food coupons, given free of charge to the poor. me still to this day, the government distributes these food stamps to 40000000 american people in this
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mobile home park in the heart of the appalachia. the majority of families benefit from this food, it with the american flag hanging from the front steps. this is the mobile home a 58 year old sigh. renea collins, a former marine sa renea, no longer works. following a long term illness, she receives a pension of 700 euros. so every day she tries to get by in ah, back financial survival guide. when customers go by, you reduced the price. now, well, reduce the lower, the better cutting, but what's good for food market? it's not good for the global economy. showing me every 1st aid on the alex summon show and i'll be speaking to guess in the world, the politics sport. business. i'm show business. i'll see you then
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