Striking Video Proves Florida's Homeless Population Is Much More Than A Stereotype

July 16, 2014 10:15 PM

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Their stories are highlighted in Rethink Homelessness, a campaign created by the nonprofit Impact Homelessness, to change damaging stereotypes about those living without stable shelter. The campaign -- which also features stories from accomplished athletes, a computer geek and individuals grappling with serious illness -- is taking on "a problem that has dogged Central Florida," as the Orlando Sentinel's Scott Maxwell noted.

Florida has an estimated 47,862 homeless individuals, and is just one of six states that has a homeless population surpassing 6 percent of the total population, according to the 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. What's more, Florida was d...

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