Searching for shelter in Lincoln County

At 65, Richard Bailey is tall and slender. He takes his strides slowly, revealing a pronounced limp that stems from an ache in his right hip. The pain has increased over the years, making work difficult for a man who’s almost exclusively held labor-intensive warehouse jobs since his early 20s.

Bailey doesn’t smoke, doesn’t drink and said he’s never used illicit drugs. He places great importance on cleanliness, and for the past five years, he’s kept his small, first floor apartment in Newport impeccably spotless and free of clutter. 

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