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Number of Families Seeking Shelter in DC Rises Sharply

The number of homeless families in the Washington, D.C. shelter system more than doubled this past winter - well beyond earlier expectations of a 10-percent increase. The rise, which many consider unprecedented, has surprised some officials. But homeless advocates say it should have been anticipated and that the U.S. capital is becoming too pricey for the lowest-income families. The fast-growing city has been adding more than 1,000 new residents each month, according to the mayor. But...

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