emoticon-smileyLast Thanksgiving, Phillip Black says most of his belongings were thrown away by the police. He has been homeless ever since illness forced him out of work and his home three years ago. He now works during the day but cannot keep all his possessions with him while he is working.

Finding a place to safely leave possessions is one of many challenges homeless people face each day, homeless advocates say. Some cities, including Portland, Ore., St. Petersburg, Fla., New York, San Francisco and Chicago are trying to help people in Black’s situation by offering free storage space to the homeless.

(READ the story in the USA Today)

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