In Their Own Words: What It’s Like To Be Homeless

By Nicolas Lopez

They live under bridges and overpasses or scatter to abandoned homes at night. Some feel lucky to have shelter in Tent City.

Ostracized by society, they all desperately seek to be heard.

In previous articles I have written about poverty, hunger and homelessness in Lubbock, I often felt that I didn’t do full justice to these people. They often had much to say, but the rules of news writing required me to select only a quote or two.

This short, raw documentary is an attempt to remedy this. My intention was to let Lubbock’s homeless tell their own stories, without any edits. The video, which includes only their voices, offers a realistic first-hand insight into what it is like to be homeless in Lubbock.


About JOUR 4350

JOUR 4350 is the multiplatform news delivery class, which is the capstone class for journalism majors within the College of Media & Communication.

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