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20 Photos that Show How One Group is Turning Waste into Homes for the Homeless

Allan Gerlat

July 20, 2015

21 Slides

Imagine waste transformed into homes for the homeless. That's the goal of the Homeless Homes Project, which waste materials to make innovative, mobile shelters for street people. The works by Oakland, Calif., artist Gregory Kloehn bring together people's creativity and ingenuity that accommodates the nomadic lifestyle of homeless residents while avoiding the complexities of permanent structures.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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