Politifact, June 28, 2018

“Dispelling Myths About California’s Homeless”

Sarah Backus lives in a tent on the streets of Sacramento.

The 56-year-old mother of three said she hears these myths and stereotypes about the homeless all the time:

“We’re the scum of scum … we’re lower than anything,” said Backus, whose makeshift home stood next to many more lining a sidewalk near Sacramento Loaves & Fishes, a nonprofit that feeds and shelters th