Terry Fitzpatrick lives in a tent in the woods next to a shopping plaza. Rather than being homeless, he considers himself more of a “city
camper” and says his situation is temporary. Terry, who is sober, chose to remove himself from other homeless people to stay away from alcohol
and to keep his peace and quiet. Since his mother died, he says is trying to get his life in order so that he can move forward.
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Resources"Another family's building burned, but they remained in the fire-damaged structure for several months paying full rent, because they could not afford to move."
- Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work, by Kathryn Edin and Laura LeinInvestigate