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Sunday, January 08, 2012
N.J. Homeless Find Refuge In The Woods
The economic recovery may be painfully slow for most Americans. But for the more than 630,000 people who are homeless, the improvements can seem non-existent. For them, it's about surviving and in New Jersey, even that's threatened. CBS News correspondent Tony Guida looks at one particular group.
Angelo Villanueva was working as a mason until the housing market collapsed.
"I lost my job, lost my insurance, lost my car, lost my apartment," he said.
For nine months, he's been living in the woods near Lakewood, New Jersey, where we first met him last fall.
"I never thought I'd be homeless," he said. "I used to think homeless people were bums, but actually it can happen to anyone at any time."