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Henrietta Hughes Given Home After Telling Obama She Was Homeless (VIDEO)

03/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

UPDATE 2/12: Henrietta Hughes and Chene Thompson talk about the new house Hughes is living in:

Henrietta Hughes appeared on CNN's American Morning Thursday with Chene Thompson, the woman who gave her a house to live in after Hughes told President Obama she was homeless at a Florida town hall Tuesday. Watch the video where Hughes gets emotional and Thompson explains what motivated her to lend a stranger her house.

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From 2/11

If you were paying attention to Obama's stimulus push yesterday it was hard to miss Henrietta Hughes, a woman on the verge of tears who asked the President to help her with an "urgent need": homelessness. After the Florida town hall where Hughes talked to Obama, a local Fort Myers paper says she was offered a home by State Representative Nick Thompson's wife.

Read more from the paper below and here. And watch the exchange between Hughes and Obama below the excerpt.

Henrietta Hughes was offered a home by Chene Thompson, wife of State Representative Nick Thompson, who heard the homeless woman's pleas for help to President Obama before a local and national crowd.

The house is in LaBelle, the first home Scere Thompson bought after law school. She told Hughes, "Just give me the opportunity to help you."

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