Our Eyes Were Opened

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This house is currently on the poverty tour. If you look closely, you will see the letter D spray painted in two different places. This means that the house will be demolished. This is a good news and a bad news scenario. The good news is that a blighted house will be torn down. The bad news is that this house may be the only house that someone can afford. Or the person may not be able to sign a long term lease due to mental illness, a criminal background, or poor credit. The owner of this house might be willing to rent without requiring a long term lease!  When communities tear down blighted houses that have been homes to someone, they need to plan for a caring and compassionate way to fill that gap. Housing First and tiny homes are two such options.  demolition house

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Author: bethltempleton

Beth is founder and CEO of Our Eyes Were Opened, an organization that teaches people about poverty so that they may reach out with wisdom and compassion.

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