From Sleeping On The Subway To Working For The DA: One Man's Story Of Homelessness11:08
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Shane Correia is now 29 and lives in Washington Heights, near the A train, which is the longest train line in New York's subway system. (Ben Brock Johnson/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
Shane Correia is now 29 and lives in Washington Heights, near the A train, which is the longest train line in New York's subway system. (Ben Brock Johnson/WBUR)

The latest data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development shows that Washington, D.C. now has the highest rate of homelessness in the country per capita, followed closely by Hawaii, New York and California.

WBUR's podcast Endless Thread looked at homelessness through the chatter about it on Reddit, and stumbled onto a post titled Stop Giving Money to Panhandlers. Please!

Shane Correia weighed in on that thread. He was homeless in New York City for a period of time, and bucks many of the common assumptions about members of the homeless population. Ben Brock Johnson (@TheBrockJohnson) has the story.

This segment aired on March 23, 2018.

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