For Marine Corps veteran Lawrence McCue, 75, and his wife Carla, 62, the unthinkable became a reality when they realized their incomes were unable to keep pace with the rising costs of life in Los Angeles.
As Lawrence struggled with increasing health problems, the couple was forced to move into a motorhome to keep a roof over their heads.
Parked outside a rental car location near LAX, the RV provided a safe place for Lawrence, Carla and their dog, Oreo, that still felt a little bit like home.
But faced with repairs they couldn't afford that would make the vehicle smog-compliant, the mobile home was towed away and the couple found themselves living out of their Jeep Cherokee.
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