• Mom reunites with missing homeless daughter after spotting her on TV
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    Mom reunites with missing homeless daughter after spotting her on TV

    A North Dakota mom found her missing daughter, who was homeless in Colorado, after seeing her on a local television interview.

  • Homeless teen becomes class valedictorian, wins $3M in college scholarships
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    Homeless teen becomes class valedictorian, wins $3M in college scholarships

    “Tupac is an exceptional example of resilience,” says the director of a Memphis non-profit that took in the teen and his family.

  • Police officers arrested for allegedly forcing homeless man to lick public urinal
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    Police officers arrested for allegedly forcing homeless man to lick public urinal

    An attorney for one of the officers said the incident was "something that started as a joke or a miscomment."

  • Entrepreneur helps homeless transgender teen panhandling on highway: 'Keep pushing, better days ahead'
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    Entrepreneur helps homeless transgender teen panhandling on highway: 'Keep pushing, better days ahead'

    CEO Aristotle Loumis met a homeless transgender teen named Maxxie on a snowy Chicago highway and is trying to help her.

  • Why this photo of Joe Biden talking with a homeless man went viral
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    Why this photo of Joe Biden talking with a homeless man went viral

    The former vice president was reportedly on a movie date in Washington, D.C., with his granddaughter when he stopped to speak with a homeless man.

  • I Became Homeless on Purpose
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    I Became Homeless on Purpose

    For half a million Americans, homelessness isn't a choice. For Kristen Hanes, it was a strategy.

  • California man helps homeless man living in tent find a job
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    California man helps homeless man living in tent find a job

    Over the course of the meal, August learnt the man’s name (Tarec Atkinson), that he was born and raised in Jamaica and that he dreamt of being a pro soccer player as a kid but was a troubled teen and never had the opportunity to. Atkinson immigrated to the U.S. eight years ago but spent the last year living in a tent by the side of the freeway. When August learnt he had not showered in a month, he kindly invited Atkinson to his apartment so he could take a hot shower and clean up.

  • Man Spends Daughter's Wedding Money to Build Houses for the Homeless
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    Man Spends Daughter's Wedding Money to Build Houses for the Homeless

    In a deviation from the norm, a wealthy businessman in India chose to celebrate his daughter’s wedding by spending all the money to build homes for poor.  SEE ALSO: Indian diamond tycoon gives away hundreds of cars, apartments to employees as Diwali gift Maharashtra-resident Ajay Munot built 90 houses for the homeless worth Rs 7 million to 8 million (between $103,000 to $118,000) from the money he had saved for a lavish wedding for his daughter. Both bride the and groom supported the decision, reports the <em>Indian Express</em>. The bride saw it as "the biggest gift for her wedding."  The 90 houses were built across an area of 8,093 square metres, which additionally costed him $221,000. All the houses will have access to filtered drinking water. Each home is 240 square feet, and has two windows and doors.  Munot, who runs a wholesale business of cloth and wheat, said he wanted to help people who were poor, living in slum and were good natured. He himself selected the people in the region who will be living in these houses. "This is the new chapter in history and I hope that the same concept will be followed by the other rich communities,” he said. “We have some responsibilities towards our society and we tried to comply with it.” Indian weddings typically see the two parties spend a lot of money in exchanging big gifts. But it is mostly unheard of for someone to put the money into better use. 

  • Homeless Man’s Stylish Digs Sparks Standoff Under L.A. Freeway
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    Homeless Man’s Stylish Digs Sparks Standoff Under L.A. Freeway

    One man’s attempt to build his home — his castle — underneath the 110 freeway is helping to highlight the growing issue of homelessness in Los Angeles. Ceola Waddell Jr., a 59-year-old man who only wound up underneath the freeway some six months ago, has been gathering massive attention to his splendorous attempts to create a respectable living environment. “I still don’t get it, what’s so fascinating about this place,” Waddell asked the Los Angeles Times.

  • Heart-Wrenching Portraits Reveal Childhood Dreams Of Homeless
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    Heart-Wrenching Portraits Reveal Childhood Dreams Of Homeless

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