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Milena Djurdjic
April 04, 2014 3:35 PM
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. Milena Durdic of VOA’s Serbian Service has the story.

Number of Families Seeking Shelter in DC Rises Sharply

Milena Djurdjic

Published April 04, 2014

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. Milena Durdic of VOA’s Serbian Service has the story.


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