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Homeless Man Turns LA Freeway Underpass into Compound with Jacuzzi, Toilets

Posted by on December 4, 2016 in Business, Economy, Frugal Living with 0 Comments
Homeless Man Turns LA Freeway Underpass into Compound with Jacuzzi, Toilets

Ceola Waddell Jr, 59, furnished an underpass in L.A.’s 110 freeway near Coliseum, complete with a makeshift jacuzzi, two porcelain toilets, couches, discarded refrigerators, and a four-poster bed, the Daily Mail reported. City officials, however, are not so pleased with his decision to deck out the freeway underpass. They say the site is dangerous and that Waddell has turned down their offers for temporary housing and homeless services.

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What is Grace?

What is Grace?

Back in the 1990’s, I discovered that there were teens on the streets of my town who didn’t have a legal place to sleep. There was no youth shelter, and no long term housing for young people under 18 who were away from their parents and not part of foster care. In many states, including California, women’s shelters didn’t allow boys over 16, so often abused and homeless women would have to choose between shelter for themselves and younger children and caring for their teen boys. I didn’t feel comfortable living in a community where there wasn’t a legal place for a child to be if they wanted to be, so I decided to work to create a program that could provide the missing services.

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Homeless Homed: ‘The Daily Show’ Features Utah’s Awesome Initiative That Gives Homes to the Homeless

Homeless Homed: ‘The Daily Show’ Features Utah’s Awesome Initiative That Gives Homes to the Homeless

The way Utah is addressing the homeless issue caught the attention of “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart. It’s helping shed light on an important issue while also making people laugh. It all started with the many housing units set up to help get homeless off the street. It’s a program called Housing First, and it’s working so well, the state says it has decreased homelessness by 72 percent since 2005. Now, even more people are hearing about its success, thanks to the popular show.

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Blogger Gives $100 To Homeless Man, Then Sets Up Crowdfund For His Future

Posted by on December 25, 2014 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
Blogger Gives $100 To Homeless Man, Then Sets Up Crowdfund For His Future

What happens if you give a homeless person one hundred dollars? Video blogger Josh Paler Lin decided to find out. After receiving the cash he went to a nearby park and starts handing out food to poor families. The result of the experiment wasn’t what the video blogger expected at all. Josh Paler Lin told us how he’s now raising money to help the man get back on his feet.

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Sustainable Community Revolutionizes Housing for the Homeless

Posted by on November 20, 2014 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
Sustainable Community Revolutionizes Housing for the Homeless

Austin, Texas is known for many things – beautiful parks, a thriving tech industry, bustling nightlife, several universities, and of course the live music. It is a fairly forward-thinking and green city, in the center of what’s typically known as a conservative state. Austin has been rated as one of the top 10 green cities by the Mother Nature Network and is home to some very green companies, such as Whole Foods.

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