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Homelessness hits record high

Advocates expect numbers to grow amid economic downturn and ask for state aid

Jonathan Santiago daydreams outside the House of Hope homeless shelter in Lowell, where he lives with his mother, Frances. Jonathan Santiago daydreams outside the House of Hope homeless shelter in Lowell, where he lives with his mother, Frances. (Ellen Harasimowicz for The Boston Globe/File 2008)
By Connie Paige
Globe Correspondent / October 6, 2008

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Despite a pledge by Governor Deval Patrick to end homelessness, the number of homeless people in the state is at a record high and likely to rise because of the mortgage crisis and continuing surge in foreclosures. (Full article: 1163 words)

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