Progress Watch One way the US is working out its homeless problem

At a time when half a million people in America are homeless, an Albuquerque homeless work program has sparked more than 20 similar initiatives across the country.

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Mayor Richard Berry of Albuquerque, N.M., was driving around the city when he noticed a man holding a sign that read “will work for food.” The man’s desire to be useful resonated with the mayor and ultimately became the genesis for a homeless work program called There’s A Better Way.