Thaddeus Bell, 50, who is homeless, sits outside his tent with the street address of his childhood home in Oklahoma hanging on a fence Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Los Angeles. "I might be homeless but I'm human just like everybody else," said Bell. "I deserve a real house like any other person." The U.S. Department on Housing and Urban Development release of the 2017 homeless numbers are expected to show a dramatic increase in the number of people lacking shelter along the West Coast.
Thaddeus Bell, 50, who is homeless, sits outside his tent with the street address of his childhood home in Oklahoma hanging on a fence Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Los Angeles. "I might be homeless but I'm human just like everybody else," said Bell. "I deserve a real house like any other person." The U.S. Department on Housing and Urban Development release of the 2017 homeless numbers are expected to show a dramatic increase in the number of people lacking shelter along the West Coast. Jae C. Hong AP Photo
Thaddeus Bell, 50, who is homeless, sits outside his tent with the street address of his childhood home in Oklahoma hanging on a fence Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Los Angeles. "I might be homeless but I'm human just like everybody else," said Bell. "I deserve a real house like any other person." The U.S. Department on Housing and Urban Development release of the 2017 homeless numbers are expected to show a dramatic increase in the number of people lacking shelter along the West Coast. Jae C. Hong AP Photo

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