Justin Martinez was young, in ninth grade, when he first experienced homelessness.
That year, he said he started living in a station wagon with his mom, dad and two brothers.
They parked it behind his high school in Truckee, a small town in northern California. “It was a snowy winter. We were hungry, barely keeping warm,” Martinez said.
“I flipped out in the car. I started slamming my head against the window. I remember that clear as day.”