Digital TV may bypass skid row

    Low-income people who lack addresses recognized by the census can't get coupons for converter boxes... Single-room occupancy hotels such as the Sanborn, which is operated by the Skid Row Housing Trust, are classified by the federal government as business addresses, not residential, and therefore are ineligible...

There are other options... Community leaders could set up programs to help people donate coupons they don't need to those who aren't eligible to get them on their own. A company called Retrevo has set up a website, at www.retrevo.com/dtv, to do just that.  more