For most of us, the homeless are those who rattle a can at the stop light hoping for a couple of dollars. Sociologist Kurt Borchard has spent much of his academic career talking to the homeless people of Las Vegas.
When "Sandra" was in her 20s, she and her husband didn't pay the bills. Suddenly, they found themselves homeless. She handed over the baby to her parents, and started sleeping in parks and junkyards. She recycled cans to buy food, and she drank from garden hoses. More than 13,000 people were homeless in Clark County last year. So who is homeless and what are they doing to survive?
Gary Peck, ED, ACLU of Nevada
Gail Sacco, Homeless Advocate
Linda Lera-Randle El, ED, Straight from the Streets
Larry Brown, Councilman, LV City Council
Bob Bellis, President, John S. Park Neighborhood Assn
Brad Jerbic, City Attorney, City of LV