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Rhode Island creates homeless bill of rights

Statute prohibits governments, police, healthcare workers, landlords or employers from treating homeless people unfairly because of their housing status.

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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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Overflow Homeless Shelter Overflowing In Waterville | Waterville , Maine | Online Sentinel

WATERVILLE, MAINE — Like the other 33 people, including four pregnant women, staying at the shelter, the couple has fallen through the cracks. They are among a growing number of people in the area who are finding themselves without a home, without a job and hungry. They come to the shelter looking for a place to sleep as well as help getting housing and health care and assistance finding a job.

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Elderly Homeless Rates Jump In New York City; Nearly 500 Of Today’s Residents Are Over 65 | New York , New York | New York Daily News

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — “As time has gone on, there have been more and more economic homeless,” said Jorgensen, director of Valley Lodge shelter in Morningside Heights. “They are people who did the right thing, but they didn’t have a pension plan or a nest egg when they retired, and their rent started to equal their income.”

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Number Of Homeless Female Veterans More Than Doubled In Four Years: Report | Huffington Post

The number of homeless female veterans is on the rise, and the Department of Veteran Affairs isn’t adequately prepared to handle it. In four years, the number of homeless veteran women more than doubled — rising to 3,328 in 2010 from 1,380 in 2006, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

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Twitter Use Turns Homeless Woman Into A Social Media Celebrity | Chicago , Illinois | Daily Herald

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — With competition so fierce, becoming a standout on Twitter, Facebook and other social media is a challenge for anyone. Imagine achieving it while homeless.

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Honoring Homeless Veterans: Operation Stand Down Huntsville Will Take Homeless Vets Off The Streets For A Weekend | Huntsville, Alabama | WHNT 19 News Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA — “Operation Stand Down Huntsville” will honor homeless veterans through an event of the same name. The goal is to make a sometimes forgotten group of people feel honored again. The weekend of October 21st, dozens of homeless vets will gather at Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville.

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A Mother’s Cry: I Have No Place To Go | Tampa Bay, Florida | My Fox Tampa Bay

TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA — Jessica Moye and her three girls could be living on the streets in 24 hours. “After tomorrow, I pretty much don’t have anywhere to go, and I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Moye told FOX 13.

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Number Of Homeless Soars | Petaluma, California | Petaluma360.com

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA — Due to a series of difficult circumstances, this year, Petaluma resident Michael Crider found himself on the brink of homelessness. “I’m a carpenter, and suffered a hand injury at my job in May of 2010, so my employer let me go. I wasn’t able to find another job, and my disability ran out around last Christmas, so I wasn’t able to pay my rent any more,” he said.

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Group Helps Homeless Find Permanent Homes | CBS News

In this country of so much wealth, it is a sad fact that on any given night, nearly 650,000 people are homeless. But as CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker reports, there is an army of volunteers out there determined to change that. Bruce Marzett was homeless for 25 years. In June, with his dog Elton, he moved into his own apartment in Hollywood.

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