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Hot Economy, Cold Comfort: North Dakota's Homeless Problem

Hot Economy, Cold Comfort: North Dakota's Homeless Problem

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Lured by the promise of jobs created by the oil and gas boom, Mario Solano left his home in Miami to travel to a new life in the center of it all - North Dakota.

At first, Solano found temporary jobs driving trucks for oil and gas companies. Eventually, he found permanent employment working as a ranch hand in the town of Williston, making $14.50 an hour, or about $30,000 a year - plenty, Solano thought, to get a small place of his own.

But rents are surging in Williston - and finding a place to live is difficult at any price. So Solano wound up living in his car.

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