Standing their ground
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Miami’s homeless problem

Standing their ground
Gloria Adkins demonstrates outside a shuttered Miami public housinf=g complex as homeless advocates take over the building. Activists are holding a weeklong protest before the Super Bowl. (David Adame / For the Times)
Umoja resident
A resident of the homeless shantytown called Umoja, or unity in Swahili, relaxes in Miami. (David Adame / For the Times)
Breaking and entering
Homeless advocacy group “Take Back the Land” leader Max Rameau, right, speaks to members of the media before breaking into boarded-up public housing in order to have John Victor Cata occupy it in Miami. (David Adame / For the Times)
Arrest
John Victor Cata, 64, is arrested for trespassing by Miami police after he and the Homeless advocacy group “Take Back the Land” broke into boarded-up public housing to occupy it in Miami. (David Adame / For the Times)
Home
Dennis “T-Bone” Gilbert eats lunch in a shantytown in the city’s Liberty City neighborhood. (David Adame / For the Times)
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