09/23/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Homelessness Grows In Shadow Of White House (PHOTOS)

"Part of the change in attitudes that I want to see here in Washington and all across the country is a belief that it is not acceptable for children and families to be without a roof over their heads in a country as wealthy as ours." -- President Barack Obama, March 24.

WASHINGTON -- At 6 a.m., a block from the manicured lawns of the White House, Poppy Cali starts his days.

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