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Report shows US homeless rate held steady amid recession




A homeless man named Bob waits for donations from passing motorists on October 11, 2012 in Camden, New Jersey.
A homeless man named Bob waits for donations from passing motorists on October 11, 2012 in Camden, New Jersey.
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A federal report out today shows homeless rates held steady over the last year, despite the recession. But the report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development also raises doubts that the federal government can reach its goal of ending chronic and veteran homelessness by 2015.