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Homelessness On The Rise In D.C., Loudoun County, But Steady In Region, Study Shows | Washington D.C. | The Washington Post

WASHINGTON D.C., Although the overall number of homeless in the region remained virtually unchanged from last year, the number of families without homes rose for the third straight year and places such as the District and Loudoun County had significant overall increases, a yearly survey showed.

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Salvation Army Survey Finds Demand Up Sharply For Youth Programs Already Strained By Economy | Washington | Washington Post

WASHINGTON — A survey of Salvation Army youth programs in more than 80 cities shows more than eight in 10 programs saw increased demand from children and families in the past year as unemployment and funding cuts strained charities. The survey released to The Associated Press found 56 percent of the charity’s youth programs — including camps, preschools, daycare and after-school programs — are operating at or beyond their capacity.

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Montgomery County Grapples With Chronic Homelessness | Bethesda , Maryland | Washington Post

BETHESDA, MARYLAND — On the streets of Bethesda, the hard-core homeless live mostly in the shadows. Many of them steer clear of the main thoroughfares. Few venture into shelters. But amid a downturn that has cut social-services spending and forced officials to make the most of government funds, Montgomery County says it is focusing more of its homelessness efforts on the people with some of the most complicated needs.

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Silicon Valley Homeless Feel The Grip Of Recession’s Long Reach | Redwood City , California | Huffington Post

REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA — The first time Michele arrived at the Maple Street homeless shelter three years ago, she was still driving her BMW 325xi, the final remnant of her Silicon Valley affluence. Her paper wealth of more than $2 million had evaporated a decade earlier, she says, via a stock options fiasco. She had used the options to buy stock in her high-flying software startup, netting a seven-figure profit by the government’s reckoning, but then held the shares until they were nearly worthless. That left her with no cash and a $200,000 tax bill. She had sold nearly everything to cover it: her house, her remaining stocks, her art collection.

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Rise In Homeless Students Stifles Florida Town | Clermont , Florida | NewsOK

CLERMONT, FLORIDA — Here in Lake County the number of homeless students has skyrocketed, from 122 in 2005 to more than 2,600 this school year. It’s the largest increase in hard hit Florida and echoes the rising numbers seen nationwide as well. Some of those children are living with their parents in a friend’s or relative’s house. Others are in shelters or motels like Zach. Some with nowhere else to turn take refuge in the woods.

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Poverty, Homelessness Rising Sharply Among Florida Students | Florida | Miami Herald

FLORIDA — “I think that we are growing a Third World in our own back yard,” said Ellen L. Bassuk, founder and president of the National Center on Family Homelessness, an advocacy and research organization in Needham, Mass. “We look at developing countries, but we don’t look at our own country.”

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Hard Times Generation | 60 Minutes CBS News

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA — Scott Pelley brings “60 Minutes” cameras back to central Florida to document another form of family homelessness.

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Homeless Man, 55, Plays College Football | Chula Vista , California | Sun Sentinel

CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA — Besides his age, Wade has overcome a great deal to play with the Jaguars. Most glaring is the fact that he is homeless and lives out of a van in the Southwestern College parking lot. A carpenter before he lost his job due to the poor economy in 2007, Wade converted a 1995 van into his home, where he says he has lived for the past four years. He built wood boxes to hold his tools, school supplies and some food and water. He cut a piece of foam to make a mattress that he puts on the floor of the van for sleeping. “I’m not going to be here forever,” Wade said. “That’s why I’m trying to get this degree and get out of here and just move forward.”

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Homeless In Search Of The American Dream | Cleveland, Ohio | Cleveland Daily Banner

In the morning shade of downtown Johnston park in Cleveland sit many nameless, wandering, street people — men and women — wondering, Where is my American Dream and how will the worsening economic nightmare end? Homeless but not hopeless, most of them said they want to work and get back on their feet as contributing citizens to their community. To do so, however, they suggested changes to meet their immediate needs.

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Record Numbers Of Homeless People In Portland | Portland, Maine | New England Cable News

PORTLAND, MAINE — Today, shelter workers gathered at Portland City Hall in search of both short and long term solutions. The Portland family shelter is not exactly home sweet home. “I’m happy this place is here, don’t get me wrong,” said Alan Beam. Alan Beam and Sarah Green and their two children ended up here three weeks ago after an Arson Fire forced them out of their old apartment. “It’s very challenging to be here because my daughter is about to second grade” said Green.

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