Boston Burdened by Surge in Homelessness

Unlike many other states faced with the challenge of housing its homeless, Massachusetts is mandated by law to do so. Unfortunately, Massachusetts is also faced with budget shortfalls, making solutions elusive.

"Several states are reporting a spike in homelessness due to higher foreclosure rates. Massachusetts has a law that requires sheltering every homeless person, but given the rising number of homeless families - officials are struggling to meet demand."

Full Story: Boston Struggling To House Homeless

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