Addy Lee Liu, Alex Kormann, José Valle, Ryan Herron · The Daily Tar Heel

Rex Mercer, left, is a social worker at IFC, the Inter-Faith Council, helping to provide temporary places of residence for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Corey Root, center, is the Homeless Program coordinator for Orange County. Behind her is a wall covered in different cases of people she plans to enter into the system. Mike Alston, right, was previously homeless and now works as a dishwasher at Pizzeria Mercato.

Addy Lee Liu and Alex Kormann and José Valle and Ryan Herron / The Daily Tar Heel

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