Ralph Pack Williams

Portraits of Homelessness

Photos and stories of men who are homeless

There has been a strong upswing of people sliding through the cracks, becoming homeless. Thirty years ago there were tons of cheap hotels, cheap apartments, flophouses, around here in Cleveland … these were the good days of homelessness.

We all have to admit how horrifying it is now, how almost impossible it is, to afford not even decent housing on minimum wage.

And so the longer I live, the more I value kindness. You see 1,000 people in trouble every day and you do what you have to do to help them.