School authorities in Birmingham have a couple of numbers that underline the effects of this recession in very stark terms. Officials estimate that there are more than 3,000 homeless children who attend city schools. That would mean that more than twenty percent of the children who attend Birmingham city schools are living in shelters, in hotels or with relatives.
That's what happened to LaWanda Tanniehill and her two boys, eight-year-old JuJuan and four year old Mythais. The family lived with relatives for a while, and earlier this year they were at a shelter for three months.
LaWanda and JuJuan join Dick to talk about their search for a home.