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Photos show what it’s like for Silicon Valley’s ‘working homeless,’ who live down the street from tech giants
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Photos show what it’s like for Silicon Valley’s ‘working homeless,’ who live down the street from tech giants

These photos give us a glimpse of life on the streets in Silicon Valley.
The area’s tech-industry boom has created a new economic class: the working homeless.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Source: Los Angeles Times Working-class wages don’t stretch far in a city like San Jose, where the median rent is $3,500 a month.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Benito Hernandez, who works as a landscaper and roofer, pays $1,000 a month to rent an RV that he shares with his pregnant wife and children.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Source: AP Despite her full-time job teaching English classes at San Jose State University, Ellen Tara James-Penney sleeps in a car she parks at a church that shelters homeless people.
Brown told the AP.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Source: AP Tom Myers, executive director of Community Services Agency, a nonprofit based in Mountain View, told the AP that a “crisis of unemployment” is not to blame for the homelessness epidemic in Silicon Valley. “People are working,” he said.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Source: AP But working does not mean living comfortable in the tech capital of the world.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP