01/04/2012 09:25 pm ET

Democratic National Convention 2012: Dems, Charlotte And The Homeless Problem

Even when issues don't seem to have an impact on the Democratic National Convention coming to Charlotte in September, they do.

For instance, the convention was noted by Maria Hanlin, executive director of Mecklenburg Ministries, before she introduced Souls of Our Neighbors: Fears, Facts and Affordable Housing. A crowd filled the Wells Fargo Auditorium at the Knight Theater on Tuesday to view the 28-minute documentary that presents Charlotte's increasing problem of homelessness and the struggles of the working poor to find housing through the eyes of six families.

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