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Los Angeles Steps Up Fight Against Homelessness

Most big cities have some homelessness, but the problem is very visible in Los Angeles.  City officials hope they can eradicate the problem and have pledged $100 million for the battle. Those who work with the homeless, however, say the festering issue has become a crisis. “Homelessness has increased by about 12 to 15 percent.   The street homelessness or the encampments have increased more than 80 percent,” said Joel John Roberts of the nonprofit group People Assisting...

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