What Sounds Like A Great Idea, Is Actually Working, And Will Give 100,000 Homeless A Place To Live?

It actually costs taxpayers more to let homeless people stay on the streets than it does to get them into housing and help keep them from having to go to the emergency room when they're ill.Read that again: It costs U.S. taxpayers more to let these people live in the streets than to give them housing.

At 02:53, I can’t imagine what it felt like for him to get his own apartment after three years on the street. At 04:25 — totally the opposite of what you’d expect. And the guy at 08:02 could be a great example for those who have actually succeeded in life.

For some people, every day is Independence Day. For Janis Shinwari, this will be his first 4th of July as an American citizen. And boy, he earned it.

"If I was in Afghanistan—if I didn't come here, I wouldn't be alive now. I would be dead." Shinwari told CNN Heroes in 2018. Shinwari risked his life for nine years serving as a translator for U.S. forces in his native country of Afghanistan. He risked his life everyday knowing that should he be caught by the Taliban, the consequences would be severe. "If the Taliban catch you, they will torture you in front of your kids and families and make a film of you." Shinwari said. "Then [they'll] send it to other translators as a warning message to stop working with the American forces."

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