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Must Watch: Hard Times Generation: Families Living in Cars

MUST WATCH OF THE WEEK: 60 Minutes: Hard Times Generation: Families living in cars

Homelessness is a growing problem for children around the United States.
Homelessness is a growing problem for children around the United States.

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This weekend, 60 Minutes aired a piece that has been commended by many as a shocking but must-see insight into poverty in the United States today.

Sixteen million children now live in poverty, and for many, they don’t even have a proper place to call home. These situations are even more frequent in areas of the country where traditional industries have collapsed in the wake of the financial crisis – such as the construction industry in central Florida.

Hard Times Generation reveals the stories of families struggling so much that they are forced to live in their cars.

You can read more about the film on the CBS, The Washington Post, and the Orlando Sentinel.

Let us know what you think about the film below in the comments section.

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