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Homelessness, Hunger On Rise In US Cities: Report

First Posted: 12-12-08 04:29 PM   |   Updated: 01-12-09 05:12 AM

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Homelessness and demand for emergency food are rising in the United States as the economy founders, a report said on Friday, and homeless advocates cautioned many cities were not equipped for the increase.

A survey by the U.S. Conference of Mayors showed that 19 of 25 cities saw an increase in homelessness in the 12 months to October, while four reported a drop and two cities lacked enough data for conclusive results.

Read the whole story: Reuters

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