In the hierarchy of homelessness - and sadly there is such a thing - Kevin’s situation (living in a car knowing it’s truly temporary) ranks near the top.
“The constant search for safe parking and resources, such as showers and food, requires a lot of shuffling, a lot of organization, something I don't think most people associate with homelessness,” says Dr. Wakin.
For those living in their cars invisibility is the goal.
I like the polls that this writer has on her website. My favorite was
What is the worst part of living in a car?
- 18% Having to live in a car.
- 0% Lack of space.
- 18% Not enough privacy.
- 24% My boss/family/friends finding out I'm homeless.
- 0% Too hot/Too cold.
- 24% Too hard to find a place to spend the night.
- 12% No room to store food/having to buy food one meal at a time.
- 6% Other
If you've been reading this blog, you won't be surprised at my answer. I said finding a place to sleep at night.