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For the homeless, keys to a home

Large-scale effort to keep many off street faces hurdles

By David Abel
Globe Staff / February 24, 2008

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For decades, governments treated homelessness as an intractable problem, relying on a patchwork of shelters and services to look after people considered too troubled or too far gone to keep permanently off the streets. Now, following a national trend, Governor Deval Patrick is proposing a radical change in the way Massachusetts deals with the indigent - giving the homeless homes. (Full article: 1177 words)

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