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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

Little Rock, Arkansas is givin

Little Rock, Arkansas is giving its homeless people a chance to earn a buck

In Little Rock, Arkansas vagrants are given the chance to work their way out of poverty through an initiative that pays them to pick up litter. Dubbed Bridge to Work, the program has been paying vagrants $9.25 an hour – two bucks more than the federal minimum wage – for keeping the city’s Read More...

Silicon Valley is fighting hom

Silicon Valley is fighting homelessness with tiny dwellings

In partnership with the San Jose City Council, Silicon Valley is building tiny home communities as a solution to the increasing rates of homelessness. The tiny dwellings are built to shelter the homeless as they transition into more permanent housing, which the city has been trying to construct to Read More...