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Leaving The Jungle, The Slums Of Silicon Valley
The Jungle — believed to be the nation's largest homeless encampment — sits just miles away from Silicon Valley's entrepreneurs making millions.
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Maria Esther Salazar holds a dog in her tent in the Jungle, a homeless encampment in San Jose, Calif. Salazar, a woman with a criminal record, two dogs, no phone and no identification, had to find an apartment in one of the most expensive housing markets in the U.S., or the subsidy housing she qualified for could disappear. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Maria Esther Salazar walks past garbage on a hillside in the Jungle, a homeless encampment in San Jose, Calif. In March heavy storms rolled in to the Jungle one night. Salazar's tent was water tight, but she said she wasn't happy amid the omnipresent trash: torn lingerie, a half-eaten corn cob, a sticky Starbucks cup, molding bread, a dented deodorant aerosol can. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Maria Esther Salazar walks around a muddy path in the Jungle, a homeless encampment in San Jose, Calif. Salazar has been either homeless, in jail, or squatting at someone else's house for 30 years. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Bobby Tovar fixes a bike in the Jungle, a homeless encampment in San Jose, Calif. Tovar's mother Maria Esther Salazar also lived in the Jungle before moving into an apartment after receiving a monthly housing subsidy for rent. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Maria Esther Salazar, right, gets help carrying belongings from a friend in the Jungle, a homeless encampment, as she packs to move into an apartment after receiving a monthly housing subsidy for rent in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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Maria Esther Salazar gets a hug from a friend in the Jungle, a homeless encampment in San Jose, Calif. With a seven-year, 20,000-person waiting list, Salazar qualified for housing support: a new locally funded, $1,295 monthly subsidy aimed at ending chronic homelessness awaited her. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Maria Esther Salazar walks up a staircase to her new apartment on move-in day after living in the Jungle, a homeless encampment, in San Jose, Calif. Salazar will receive a monthly housing subsidy for rent. Jennifer Loving, executive director of the nonprofit housing agency Destination: Home, spearheaded a new, concerted effort in San Jose to house people and keep them housed, not just out of compassion, but to save money. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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Maria Esther Salazar, right, listens as James Worley, of Abode Services, which assists in placement and subsidizing rent costs, helps her fill out paper work so she coud move into an apartment in San Jose, Calif. Salazar was living in the Jungle, believed to be the largest homeless encampment in the U.S., before receiving a monthly housing subsidy for rent. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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A woman balances herself as she crosses a creek in the Jungle, a homeless encampment in San Jose, Calif. Eventually, environmental and social concerns prompt homeless encampments to be cleaned out or cleaned up. San Jose has swept hundreds of encampments in recent years, and many of those homeless now live in the Jungle. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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A man who goes by the name of D cooks lunch from a makeshift tent where he lives in the Jungle, a homeless encampment in San Jose, Calif. The Jungle is home at times to as many as 350 residents, almost all San Jose locals, and is believed to be the largest homeless encampment in the U.S. Its easy to forget that the geeks and Web entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley are making their millions just miles away. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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A man walks along a pathway in the early morning in the Jungle, a homeless encampment in San Jose, Calif. The Jungle is home at times to as many as 350 residents, almost all San Jose locals, and is believed to be the largest homeless encampment in the U.S. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Leaving The Jungle, The Slums Of Silicon Valley

The Jungle — believed to be the nation's largest homeless encampment — sits just miles away from Silicon Valley's entrepreneurs making millions.

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