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Homeless Veteran, Children Get Holiday Wish | Washington | The Columbian

WASHINGTON — Erica Conger stood in her living room and eyed the 3-foot-tall Christmas tree in the corner. Four-year-old Maddox and little Ella, 2, stared at the branches of the tree as the fiber optic lights changed from blue to green to pink. The little ones plucked shiny ornaments from their plastic packaging and shoved them between the branches, unwilling to wait for hooks to hang the glass balls.

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Homeless Families Problem In NYC A ‘Man Made Disaster’ | New York , New York | New York Daily News

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Christmas is beautiful in New York, so much so that thousands of people from all over the world flock here to spend the most joyous of holidays. But for the nearly 50,000 homeless children in this city, Christmas in New York is more Charles Dickens than “Miracle on 34th Street.”

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Homeless Children At ‘Absurdly High Number’ In Country | HTR News | USA Today

One in 45 children in the USA — 1.6 million children — were living on the street, in homeless shelters or motels, or doubled up with other families last year, according to the National Center on Family Homelessness.

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“Slab City” A Desert Haven For Recession’s Victims | Slab City , California | CBS Evening News

SLAB CITY, CALIFORNIA — Since the housing bubble burst, nearly 4 million American homes have been lost to foreclosure. Now 1.6 million children will be homeless at some time during the year — 38 percent more than at the start of the recession. As CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy explains, unemployment has driven some families to the southern California desert.

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Homeless Kids | Washington | Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — Maggie Warner is eight years old and lives in a mini van parked on the street in Washington state with her mom and 17-year-old sister. She is homeless and has been since she was 22 months old.

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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 Families Living In Cars | Seminole , Florida | 60 Minutes CBS News

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA — Eight months after a heart-wrenching story about homeless families living in economy motels, Scott Pelley brings “60 Minutes” cameras back to Central Florida to document another level of homelessness – kids and their parents living in cars. Pelley’s report will be broadcast on “60 Minutes,” Sunday Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

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Homelessness Remains A Hidden Issue | Moses Lake , Washington | Columbia Basin Herald

MOSES LAKE, WASHINGTON — Ray Kitzke moved to Moses Lake two years ago for a job he lost a few months later to seasonal layoffs. At the time Kitzke thought it was no big deal. The city had plenty of other job openings and he quickly landed part time work as a chef in a couple of restaurants and a hotel. But then a string of circumstances, including a bout of influenza and a clash with an employer, left him unemployed and unable to pay his rent.

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Poverty And Family Homelessness Are Up In Bergen County | Bergen , New Jersey | North Jersey

BERGEN, NEW JERSEY — “We’re seeing the spread to the suburbs of poverty and particularly homelessness, and people aren’t prepared to deal with that,” said Ralph da Costa Nunez, president of the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness. The New York City anti-poverty group produced the report.

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New Attention Paid To Homeless Youth And Families | Chicago | New York TImes

CHICAGO — More than 10,000 homeless students are enrolled in Chicago’s classrooms this fall, a 16 percent increase over last year and a record high, according to Chicago Public Schools data for September.

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