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Homelessness in Silicon Valley

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Homelessness in Silicon Valley

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This story was produced by Joseph Geha as part of his participation in the California Health Journalism Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism.

A man named Roberto sits on a bench at St. James Park in San Jose, Calif., on June 7, 2016
A man named Roberto sits on a bench at St. James Park in San Jose, Calif., on June 7, 2016. Roberto says he has been homeless in the city for about 10 years.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

There are over 6,500 homeless people without a place to live in Santa Clara County. Local leaders are hoping to be able to change that within about five years. But, as Joseph Geha reports, similar efforts have been seen before with little success.

This report is part of an ongoing series taking an in-depth look at homelessness in Silicon Valley.