The new 2009 Census numbers on poverty in Los Angeles County are out and they show the real world impact of the recession on residents’ lives. The federal numbers, released weeks ago, depicted a dire picture of an overall rise in the number of people living in poverty across the nation, and particularly here in California. Will the numbers for Los Angeles be equally as disturbing? One L.A. group that confronts issues related to poverty everyday crunched the numbers and gives us a snap shot of what it’s like to be down-and-out in Los Angeles.
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