“An artist in Oakland, California, is using his skills to help the homeless by building small enclosures that serve as portable homes and offer safety and protection from the elements. An industrial section of West Oakland, beneath freeway overpasses, is dotted with tiny houses designed and built by a local artist. Some are little more than one meter wide and several meters long, but come complete with doors and windows. Greg Kloehn has built and given away at least 20 of the structures. Several are on the roadside near where freight trains pass. The artist stops by to visit and a formerly homeless man named Oscar Young embraces him outside Young’s small residence…”
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