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Article originally posted on USA Today.com
According to the article, Phillip Black had most of his belongings thrown away by the police.
Black, 43, says he has been sleeping on the streets of Washington, D.C., ever since illness forced him out of work and his home three years ago. He now works selling Street Sense, a newspaper promoting homeless issues, and cannot keep all his possessions with him while he is working. City officials found a way to address this common problem shared by the homeless. Cities like Washington DC, San Diego CA & Portland OR are offering free storage lockers for the homeless. While this does not solve the growing problem of homelessness, it at least offers simple comforts like having a place for belongings. This gives the homeless added security from theft and increased mobility to focus on the important tasks of finding work, shelter or food.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
This tent city in Lakewood, New Jersey has 40 residents including Steven Brigham a local Reverend who founded the tent city as a part his ministry called Lakewood Outreach. The tent city receives donations including food, water, propane and building materials