'It's a horrible nightmare.' Disabled senior discusses living on the street

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A disabled senior who spent decades volunteering with the homeless spoke out Sunday about the nightmare of becoming homeless herself.

Crystal Mack says she was evicted from her house two months ago and has been living on the street since.

The retired city employee says a disproportionate number of African American and Latino women end up homeless due to foreclosure, and she's now an example of that.

"It's devastating, what I'm going through. It's a horrible nightmare not knowing where you are going to go the night, and I needed food, and my medicine - they took all my medicine. I have nothing," she says.

Federal housing officials say the number of homeless senior citizens in the U.S. has doubled over the last five years.

Mack's family has set up a fund to help her find housing.

 

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