This past winter a car struck and killed a homeless man in Concord. His name was Gene Parker - he lived on the streets for five years and in that time his friends and advocates fought hard to get him into an apartment. But he died before that could happen.
Parker’s story is brutal, but it also says a lot about why it’s so hard to pull someone like him out of homelessness.
NHPR set out to answer this question: What happened to Gene Parker?
This story is part one in a special series on homelessness. Click here to see and listen to all the stories.