11/04/2011 11:34 am ET | Updated Jan 04, 2012

Unemployed Dad, Prentiss Bailey, Struggles To Find Job, Home For Him And Daughter (VIDEO)

Though Prentiss Bailey had to move him and his daughter from their two-bedroom apartment, complete with a yard and dining room, into a tiny room in a homeless shelter, the single dad hasn't given up hope on finding a job and moving out.

"I have to keep moving forward because I know it can get worse," Prentiss told the Associated Press. "I'm thinking I'm at the bottom now, but I'm not."

Bailey lost the job he held for a decade 14 months ago and now lives in an Illinois shelter with his 10-year-old daughter, Princess. The two sleep on bunk beds, have no privacy, or a place to socialize.

"I have friends here that I made," Princess told the news outlet. "But usually, we're in the room, so I don’t get to talk to friends a lot."

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