Ron

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Ron is in the construction field, but he says Pittsburgh does have any work, so he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where he ended up on the streets homeless.

Ron survives by panhandling. He says people look down on the homeless. When I asked Ron what he would like housed people to know about homelessness, he responded: “don’t look down upon us. Think of us as a human being.”

Ron says the local homeless shelters use the lottery system. If your name is not picked, then you don’t get a mat on the floor. Homeless services do not make it easy for people to get out of homelessness.

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