More supportive housing can start with sharing space. And upending assumptions.

A house in orange

Mark Riechers/Midjourney/Penny Blatt (TTBOOK/EHRP)

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In addition to the big, systemic changes that might address homelessness, there are also small, novel, concrete and grassroots ways to provide aid to the unhoused. Actress Annabelle Gurwitch was part of an experiment, a home-stay program, where individuals share their houses with people who need a place to live. Gurwitch, who lives in LA, went into the arrangement reeling from a financially devastating divorce, and with what she now admits were some preconceived notions about people without homes.