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Monday, September 10, 2018

Poor workers are trapped by car culture

A 2015 study by Harvard University found access to transportation is the single biggest factor in the odds of escaping poverty and avoiding homelessness.

“There are so many people that just cannot make ends meet before you even get to the concept of transportation,” said Veronica Lewis, a director at Homeless Outreach Programs Integrated Care System, or HOPICS, one of the largest homeless service providers in Los Angeles. “Honestly, it’s one of the biggest barriers for some of our clients.”