The new homeless don't fit old stereotypesKenneth and Stacy Dowdy can't afford a place to live in Charlotte, North Carolina. Neither can Charles DuPree. But if you passed them on the street, you might not recognize them for what they are: Homeless.
They are among a growing number of newly homeless who don't fit old stereotypes. Many of them work regular jobs, or did until recently, nursing the sick, caring for other people's children, vacuuming offices, driving cabs.
They lived in apartments or houses, surviving paycheck to paycheck. One thing went wrong in this bad economy, and they didn't have far to fall before they ended up on the street.
Read the Charlotte Observer article here.