From Hard Worker to Recession Victim to New Hope

When DailyFinance first met Candido Gonzalez last December for our series on "The New Homeless," he had been laid off for two years from his job of 19 years -- and was living in the Bowery Mission. Today, the father of two finally has a job and a new outlook.

Makeover needed: Flophouses

In his travels across the United States, Jack Kerouac often saved money by staying in what he called "Skid Row Hotels," reveling in their low prices...