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A 'Hidden Reality': Thousands Of College Students Are Homeless


The Los Angeles Community College District said this summer that 1 in 5 of its students is homeless and nearly two-thirds can’t afford nutritious meals.

It’s a problem coast to coast: Some tallies put the number of homeless college students nationwide at 57,000, and a survey in Massachusetts showed nearly half of that state’s college campuses saw an increase in homeless students last year.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd (@odowdpeter) visited with students who have experienced homelessness firsthand.

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