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Tiny Homes For The Homeless (Video)

I thought I was going to die outside. This saved our lives.

Another solution for housing the homeless. Not as high-tech as 3D-printing houses for them, but what about just building tiny homes for them?

For homeless people in Eugene, Oregon, these tiny homes can be the difference between life and death.
– For Good’s Sake


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Stevie Williams: From Homeless Teen To Skate Mogul (Documentary)

Stevie Williams isn’t just one of the greatest skateboarders of all time, he’s the successful entrepreneur behind Dirty Ghetto Kids and a host of other ventures – but it wasn’t always that way. Stevie ran away from his home in Philly at age 15 and hitchhiked his way across to the West Coast where he found himself homeless in San Francisco. In this episode of VICE Sports Meets, Stevie takes us through his old Frisco stomping grounds and talks about his full evolution from “degenerate to celebrity.”
– VICE Sports

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Sorry, Sir, You Don’t Look Like Someone We’d Serve At This Restaurant…Oh You Have A Ferrari?? (Video)

Boom! Josh Paler Lin got ’em stuck off the… FAKENESS! And if you are brave enough to put yourself in the position of some of the folks on video here, you might feel convicted. Maybe we can all learn how to apply the lesson of this video somehow.

Lin is right. We should all be treated equally in this society; especially when stepping to a restaurant business that should be into making money more than making snap judgments. Dude was denied service because of his homeless look, but when he came back Ferrari fresh and Cosmo dressed the restaurant staff members were all but begging for him to eat there.

And when a restaurant showed itself to be that thirsty – after being so dismissive and judgmental to him before – all of a sudden, he wasn’t that hungry.

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That’s Right. Joe Is A Homeless Chick Magnet (Video)

Meet Joe. Homeless dude (awww). Self-admitted drunkard (okaaay). Chick magnet (WTF??!). Calls himself a “cardboard all star” but since he’s mastered the art of getting women to take him home with them, perhaps someone should come up with another moniker.

Originally from Boston, Joe, 26, may spend his daylight hours panhandling in Manhattan – making up to $150 on a given day – but his nights are a completely different ballgame. If you don’t think Joe looks homeless, well, that’s only because he’s good at what he does. According to Joe, his only responsibility is to not look homeless. In his mind, his appearance is a survival tactic. Joe spends whatever money he makes on keeping his appearance up, in addition to copious amounts of drugs and booze, with one goal in mind: attract as many girls as possible.
– Elite Daily

Okay, so by now you might be thinking Joe is a good-for-nothing-but-getting-drunk-laid-and-paid (whether that is good or bad thing… your call). But landing his next… er… “sponsor” is a matter of survival for Joe. Doing so three to four nights a week likely gets him hot showers and evenings off the streets. Watch and learn.

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Activism: Sad Truth…The Homeless Are Invisible, To All Of Us. This Proves It! (Video)

In America, the homeless are invisible to us. That’s a problem; because we cannot (or will not) address a problem we do not acknowledge. Like most problems, we (Americans) believe that homeless will have to hit closer to home before we find the will to truly do something about it. Well, New York City Rescue Mission has conducted a social experiment that showed me… that will show YOU… that even if the problem hit home we would would walk right by it.

In this social experiment, unsuspecting people walked by relatives pretending to be homeless. Would they notice their family members? Or have the homeless become invisible?

Wow. Just wow. You SAY you wouldn’t leave fam on the streets… but you (and I) probably wouldn’t even know them if we encountered them in that situation. POWERFUL commentary. I was convicted by this video. I will admit it. I also admit that change will be hard, but necessary. First step: Stop laying all the blame on the 1% (e.g. the uber-wealthy in the U.S.) and check myself… (at least) looking people in their eyes when I walk by. And before I move on, like it’s someone else’s problem, know that that person could very well be one of MY loved ones out here!

Compelling mini-documentary. A must watch! And to find out more about the New York City Rescue Mission visit


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