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Can Homelessness be Solved by Making it Profitable?

Redeploying charitable foundation investments could be the needed difference in stemming a homegrown humanitarian crisis. Ricardo Barron just started his shift at the “tiny home village” on a traffic-choked Alvarado Street in Echo Park.  He is sitting at a steel table, an umbrella shielding the already hot L.A. sun. Behind him are 38 neatly spaced 64-square foot shelters. Inside each is a man or woman who has found succor from the ravages of the street. Most are sleeping, it’s early yet.  Nearly three decades before, and about a mile south of here, a then-21-year-old Barron got into an altercation outside [...more...]