The Tyee is currently running a great series titled "How to End Homelessness," which - no surprise here - is all about painting a realistic and inspirational picture of what it will take to eradicate homelessness in Vancouver by 2015.
I'd highly recommend anyone read this no matter what city/alley you live in as the suggestions are as tangible as they are challenging. If Vancouver can begin to pull this off, imagine what would happen should the rest of the country follow suit...
Read Part 1: How to End Homelessness
Read Part 2: 50 Way to Help the Homeless
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