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Many of the county’s homeless moved here to find jobs in the tourism industry, so they lack the social networks of family or churches, Jackson said.

“Paying weekly is all we can do to survive,” Ortiz, 31, said. “I can’t find a house that is suitable in a decent neighbourhood for me and my child to be able to pay rent, pay the utilities, pay car insurance, pay gas and buy food.”

Some weekend reading from The National Post, “Homeless in the Magic Kingdom: Desperate families living in the shadow of Disney’s booming service economy.”


Photo: Bill Lehane



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