16-year-old opens gym in neighborhood to combat violence



16-year-old high school athlete Ross Torrance saw what was happening in his community and decided to help make a change.

Torrance, from Miami, opened a gym in his neighborhood to help people in the area get fit. He hopes to give people in his neighborhood access to gym equipment that would help them lead healthier lives and provide space that is free from the violence he sees in his community.

Study: housing homeless cheaper than leaving them on the streets

According to a new study, it’s cheaper to give the homeless a permanent place to live than to let them live on the streets.

The study, conducted by the University of North Carolina Charlotte,  found that in its first year, Moore Place tenants saved $1.8 million in health care costs. The facility houses 85 chronically homeless adults and was the subject of the study.