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From homeowner to homeless, meet a victim of Florida’s ongoing foreclosure crisis

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For our Making Sen$e story about Florida foreclosures, we met a man named David who had to hand over the keys to his house for cash. Paul Solman catches up with him on his third day living out of his truck.

In 2007, a man we’re calling simply David bought a modest house on a quiet street in Fort Myers, Florida, for $139,000. He intended to live there with his parents and his brother. Eight years later, now 39, he, his brother, his ailing mother and two dogs live in a Ford Explorer in a truck stop parking lot unsure of where to go next.

“I had a good job. I had thousands of dollars in my bank account. I didn’t have to worry about nothin’,” David told Making Sen$e last week. “People think that ‘oh, it’s a joke,’ it’s [homelessness is] not gonna happen to ‘em. … It did…

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