I’ve seen a lot of hardship. It’s written on the faces of the nearly 1 million people we serve every year — the hardship of living without a roof, in poor health or hungry. They’re the faces of poverty, and they’re at the center of what seems like an endless debate over how, when — and if — we can offer them the opportunity to lead safe, stable and healthy lives.
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Sid Mohn is president of Heartland Alliance, an anti-poverty group in Chicago.