Friday, April 15, 2016

Heart-Moving Photos Of How Homeless People Live By The Riverside In Los Angeles

Gabriel, who is homeless bathes in the Los Angeles river which flows from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach over a 48 mile distance

Los Angeles, the City of Angels, is now known by a more sombre sobriquet – the homeless capital of America. 

Living in the shadow of the world famous Hollywood sign, some 44,000 people survive without a proper home, many sleeping in cars, tents or in makeshift shacks. Gabriel, (pictured above) who is homeless bathes in the Los Angeles river which flows from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach over a 48 mile distance 


Along the banks of the river, which regularly appears as a backdrop in Hollywood movies, homeless people try to eke an existence 

According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the down-and-out population has increased by as much as 20 per cent. Authorities have declared a state of emergency and are seeking $100million to deal with the crisis.

An estimated 48,000 people are living rough in the Los Angeles area, earning it the unwelcome title 'The Homeless Capital of America' 

Those left behind by society try to survive by gathering pieces of scrap and old pallets so they don't have to sleep on the floor 

Roul, with his dogs Domenico and Frosty, as well as three children, lives in a camper along the Los Angeles River

This man is one of several people who has made his home underneath the rail tracks at Washington Street and the L.A. River

Leshawn holds her cat outside her home in a defunct tunnel along the L.A river but was burned out by kids shortly afterwards 

Cecilia, left, and Irma, right have breakfast outside her trailer along the side of the LA River, living in a state of absolute poverty
Anthony, pictured,  rubs lotion on his feet before getting up to walk into Skid row, hoping to find a meal and a day's work
Ignacio, pictured, loads everything he needs for a day's foraging in the city looking to make enough money to buy food 

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