For City's Homeless, Will It Take A Village?
"What began three years ago with a handful of stubborn squatters has grown into a full community of more than 70 homeless people trying to improve their lot... Democracy is at work in "Dignity Village," one of the nation's few government-sanctioned tent cities. On a remote patch of city-owned asphalt, residents have cobbled one-room shacks out of plywood, plastic, tarps, and other scavenged materials. If they have their way, they will create a permanent haven where people who fall on hard times can find a warm bed and a sense of community."
Thanks to Laura Kranz