Homeless shelters see increase due to bad economy

Published on 9 Nov 2008, 2:34
Across the state, homeless shelters are seeing an unusual increase in people seeking their services. Many of these people were affected by the financial downturn, either because they lost a job or a home, or were evicted because they couldn't make rent. Program director Thora Faigle at the Family Preservation Center, a shelter run by the homeless advocacy group HomeFront, says that it usually takes takes time before victims of an economic crisis start coming through her doors.This time, that isn't the case.(Video by Nyier Abdou)