Greater Bangkok, a sprawling metropolis with more than 10 million people, has just 1,300 homeless people, a 2016 survey found. On the other hand, San Francisco has less than one-tenth Bangkok’s population but six times as many homeless people.
A Catholic Church in San Francisco installed a water system above its doorways to drench homeless people who tried to sleep there.
A statue of ‘homeless Jesus’ sleeping on a bench was installed in Orlando where the homeless are banned from sleeping on benches.
Show producers gave a homeless man $100,000 to do what he wants; within 6 months he had nearly spent all the money, and he eventually went broke and became homeless again.
Around 1,000 homeless people live in flood tunnels under Las Vegas.
A woman designed a winter coat that homeless people could use to convert into a sleeping bag. While distributing the coats, a homeless woman said, “Your coats don’t matter, jobs matter. We need jobs, not coats.” The designer then went to employ only homeless single parents at her factory.
A homeless girl went to Harvard. She attended 12 schools in 12 years; lived out of garbage bags among pimps, prostitutes and drug dealers. She was accepted to more than 20 universities before choosing Harvard.
There is a company that gave the homeless jobs by turning them into 4G wireless hotspots.
1 in 4 homeless Americans is a veteran.