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July 28, 2014

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Not denying that there may be some deeper causal factors at play here, but this seems not all that dissimilar to the conditions here in the Basin - the incredible boom has drawn workers in from all corners but the civic infrastructures and housing market are not responding quickly enough to support the hordes of new residents.

One key difference is that you probably have more people sleeping in cars, squatting, and existing in various other forms of homelessness who are, at the same time, gainfully employed and well-paid. But you also do have the outliers for whom the escalating cost of living has forced lower wage-earners into the streets...

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