Tiny Houses Take on Nation's Homeless Problem

Advocates across the country are making an effort to build compact houses that would help homeless people stave off the elements. Tiny houses designed to help keep homeless people off the streets are surfacing in Wisconsin, New York, Utah, Texas and Florida, according to NBC News. Some buildings come complete with a bed, toilet and kitchen and costs as much as $5,000, while others are sourced with salvaged materials found on the street and costs less than $100 to build. Critics, however, say the effort is not enough to break the cycle of homeless as authorities routinely criminalize activities that come with living on the street, like sleeping in public places and loitering.

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