After a decade in the riverbed, Dave Curry was ready to try living under a roof.
With the help of a San Fernando Valley housing agency, Curry got a Section 8 voucher and went looking for an apartment.
He was a few weeks into his search when his campsite in Tujunga Wash was demolished. Curry was one of about 30 men and women uprooted last fall in a series of cleanups conducted by the city of Los Angeles and nearby residents.
A few slipped back into the wash. But most dispersed, leaving no record of where they went or how their lives changed.
It's a story that was repeated nearly 1,000 times last year, on scales large and small: Tents...