In Miami, a fight over how little to offer the homeless


MIAMI — David Abraham remembers a life so low that even spending the night in a homeless shelter was a lucky break out of reach. So he was grateful to sleep on a mat outside.

“It’s difficult,” Abraham said, recalling his time in a gated Camillus House courtyard on a prison-issue mat with dozens of other destitute men and women. “But it’s better than the sleeping on the streets.”