Thurman Butler Jr., 66, who is homeless, sweeps around his tent Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. "A lot of people in America don't realize they might be two checks, three checks, four checks away from being homeless," said Butler who became homeless after he was evicted from his apartment. A homeless crisis of unprecedented proportions is rocking the West Coast, and its victims are being left behind by the very things that mark the region's success: soaring housing costs, rock-bottom vacancy rates and a roaring economy that waits for no one. Jae C. Hong AP Photo
Thurman Butler Jr., 66, who is homeless, sweeps around his tent Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. "A lot of people in America don't realize they might be two checks, three checks, four checks away from being homeless," said Butler who became homeless after he was evicted from his apartment. A homeless crisis of unprecedented proportions is rocking the West Coast, and its victims are being left behind by the very things that mark the region's success: soaring housing costs, rock-bottom vacancy rates and a roaring economy that waits for no one. Jae C. Hong AP Photo

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West Coast news organizations examine rise in homelessness

The Associated Press

December 07, 2017 12:40 PM

UPDATED December 07, 2017 12:42 PM

Homelessness has reached unprecedented proportions on America's West Coast, causing the national homeless population to increase this year for the first time since 2010. Here's a look at coverage of the crisis from news organizations in the region:

East Bay Times: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/tag/homelessness/

Hawaii News Now: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/category/285127/homeless-in-hawaii

Honolulu Star-Advertiser: http://www.staradvertiser.com/homeless-in-hawaii/

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Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/homeless/

San Diego Union-Tribune: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/homelessness/

San Jose (California) Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/tag/homelessness/

Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/

SFGATE: http://www.sfgate.com/homeless/

KGW: http://www.kgw.com/news/investigations/tent-city-usa/481821382

Long Beach Press-Telegram: http://www.presstelegram.com/tag/homeless/

Los Angeles Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com/tag/homeless/

Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/topic/social-issues/homelessness/14009000-topic.html

Orange County Register: http://www.ocregister.com/tag/homeless/