California reportedly holds more than half of all unsheltered homeless people in the United States and the highest number of homeless encampments. Clusters of tent cities line almost every block. Beach paths, parks, underpasses and street dividers look like “Skid Row.” California’s problem is reflective of a growing national crisis, and now, major cities across the U.S. are taking aim at the issue by passing new laws that restrict where the homeless can camp. But, these new measures are sparking a heated debate. Dr. Phil is joined by a councilman who claims he has the solutions, as well as the Executive Director of the National Coalition for the Homeless. Plus, go inside some of Los Angeles’ most dangerous encampments, and hear from a homeless woman who says there is hope.

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