The Hidden Homelessness Crisis In California (HBO)

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This 12-Year-Old Girl Is Going To Leave Her Town Because She's Transgender (HBO)

Maddison Kleeman Rose is a pretty normal Oklahoma 12-year-old. She enjoys school, she dances at the drop of a hat and she loves church. She also happens to be trans, which is why Maddie's life is anything but pretty normal. Three weeks ago, the first day of seventh grade at the Achille public school in her tiny hometown, Maddie went to the bathroom. The girls' bathroom. She was in a new building and in the commotion none of the adults around had remembered to tell her where to find the bathroom she's allowed to use. That's the staff bathroom, part of a deal her parents worked out with the school after staff discovered she was trans back in fifth grade. After Maddie went to girls' bathroom, transphobic parents in her community started to come out of the woodwork. Many people in the town of Achille want to welcome Maddie. But plenty would rather she never moved in. VICE News interviewed Maddie, her family, and the leaders of her town as the Rose family prepares to leave a place they hoped they could call home. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo

California - The bankrupt State - VPRO documentary - 2010

Original title: California Dreaming California is a strong brand, the state of new beginnings, dreams and movie stars, of surfers and a wonderful climate. But the Golden State is bankrupt and the city of Los Angeles is running out of cash. Public services are being cut and unemployment keeps rising. At the same time, optimism, entrepreneurship and the belief in the power of America are stronger than ever. In Los Angeles, we meet five people who are going through a transformation in their lives during this crisis. Who are the pioneers who are reinventing the new America and how do they see the future? Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2010. © VPRO Backlight October 2010 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. VPRO Documentary publishes one new subtitled documentary about current affairs, finance, sustainability, climate change or politics every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments. Subscribe to our channel for great, subtitled, recent documentaries. Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast, all international VPRO programs: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO DOK, German only documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBi0VEPANmiT5zOoGvCi8Sg VPRO Metropolis, remarkable stories from all over the world: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis VPRO World Stories, the travel series of VPRO: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra, additional footage and one off's: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A www.VPRObroadcast.com Credits: Director: Bregtje van der Haak Research: Maren Merckx Producer: Mariska Schneider Commissioning editors: Henneke Hagen/Jos de Putter English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson. French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.

Herbalife Investigation: American Dream for Sale? and The Whistleblower

ABC's Brian Ross gets answers from company under federal investigation. ABC's Brian Ross speaks to former Herbalife executive being paid by Wall Street hedge fund manager.

Meet the California Homeowners Hit Hard by the Housing Crisis

Desperate Households (2008): How Wall Street's mistakes are being paid for by homeowners. For similar stories, see: Has Wall Street Created Another Housing Crisis? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V1IMBzH2J8 The Financial Crisis Is Forcing America To Redefine Their Values https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em02NgDczT4 The Small Norwegian Town Struggling to Cope After the Global Financial Crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqtB4nvgpcs Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/4044 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures This year, millions of homes in the US will be repossessed. Wall Street was aware of the risks involved with sub-prime lending but chose to ignore them. No ethics, just money- here is a story of greed and recklessness In California, the sub prime crisis has hit homeowners full on. Repossessions have become routine and the foreclosure rate is still accelerating. Neat façades and tidy gardens can’'t prevent houses being sold for almost half of what they cost a year ago. Pressed for time and money, owners are torn out of their homes: ‘"It'’s like leaving your children"’ says Rob. He is hoping the bank will accept a quick sale and forgive the loss, but this is unlikely. Most are made to wait until they default on repayment, which wrecks their credit record. Former bankers reveal how low interest rates were meant to boost the economy. Banks looked for ways to make profit despite low rates and chased high-risk mortgages that would pay 8 or 9%, ignoring the consequences for borrowers if prices fell and interest rates rose again: ‘"There's no perception of the guy in some tiny little house in Detroit or in Philadelphia or in Stockton who basically might be losing their home.’" Now that the system has failed, banks are less ready to lend money and this impacts on the entire economy. Families lose their homes, businesses fail; …Wall Street gambled and the world has to pay. SBS Australia – Ref. 4044 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.

The new homeless

The tent city of Pinellas Hope, Fla is home to many who never thought they would find themselves homeless, but had nowhere else to go after being unable to find work as the economy crumbled.

There is a shortage of affordable housing in every state in the country, but it's especially bad in California — where there's only one affordable housing unit for every five extremely low income households.

The gap is not only pushing more and more people out onto the streets—it's also creating a new, fast-growing, and hidden class of homelessness: People who in the past would have been able to afford a room or apartment but now live in their cars by necessity.

Danielle Williams is one of them. She’s a single working mother who has been living in her van with her daughter for five years. At first, it meant sleeping in dark, scarcely populated areas, and being hassled by the police. But thanks to a program called Safe Parking — a network of parking lots equipped with porta-potties and lot monitors — she can now stay in her car overnight without worrying about her safety.

VICE News traveled to California to see how the new program is helping people like Danielle live a little more comfortably, and met with a government official who’s frustrated there aren’t longer term solutions to help the roughly 16,000 people in Los Angeles who now sleep in their cars.

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