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    Kevin Pierce, who is currently living in a clean and sober living facility, has been homeless for 15 years. He is at the library today to research housing options but says that he, like other people who are homeless, has used the Central Library for their bathrooms. He speaks about the problems the homeless face in meeting a basic human necessity, using the bathroom.

Kevin Pierce, who is currently living in a clean and sober living facility, has been homeless for 15 years. He is at the library today to research housing options but says that he, like other people who are homeless, has used the Central Library for their bathrooms. He speaks about the problems the homeless face in meeting a basic human necessity, using the bathroom. Autumn Payne The Sacramento Bee
Kevin Pierce, who is currently living in a clean and sober living facility, has been homeless for 15 years. He is at the library today to research housing options but says that he, like other people who are homeless, has used the Central Library for their bathrooms. He speaks about the problems the homeless face in meeting a basic human necessity, using the bathroom. Autumn Payne The Sacramento Bee
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