Richard Troxell, a Vietnam U.S. Marine veteran, began his quest to end homelessness while living in Philadelphia working as a mortgage foreclosure preventionist. Later, his work with the Legal Services Corporation brought him to Texas, and eventually to Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA), where he became director for TRLA’s Legal Aid for the Homeless. Today, he is the Director of Legal Aid for the Homeless and President of House the Homeless, a position he holds while on leave from his TRLA work. He is the author of Looking Up At The Bottom Line: The Struggle for the Living Wage, and he dedicates 100 percent of the proceeds from the book to the campaign to end homelessness.
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