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  • first video of this series on August 29, 2010, when a judge gave them seven days to vacate their house because they could not pay their August rent. Now, a stranger's help gets them out in time, and the couple adjusts to their small new living quarters and deals with backlash from the reaction to the first installment of their story." class="pin-it-button" count-layout="horizontal">

The New Homeless:Pt 2

The New Homeless:Pt 2

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Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 | midnight

Disabled freelance writer Rodger Jacobs and his girlfriend Lela Michael, a freelance editor, moved to Las Vegas in 2007 to care for Jacobs' ailing mother. On the second anniversary of his mother's death, Jacobs and Michael are packing all their belongings and moving to a weekly rate residential hotel. The Sun ran the first video of this series on August 29, 2010, when a judge gave them seven days to vacate their house because they could not pay their August rent. Now, a stranger's help gets them out in time, and the couple adjusts to their small new living quarters and deals with backlash from the reaction to the first installment of their story.

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  1. Outstanding job, Katie; the first minute or so is very difficult for me to watch, of course, but it was necessary to tell the whole story. My hat is off to you and thank you from both of us.

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