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MINNESOTA HOMELESS: When shelters full, church basement beckons

Published 02/28/2010, St. Paul Pioneer Press

The more fortunate homeless families stay at Twin Cities shelters, with rooms and private bathrooms. But for years, those shelters have been chronically full, and this group was part of tonight’s overflow. That excess is sopped up by a St. Paul Area Council of Churches program called Project Home. Demand for the program doubled from 2002 to 2009 — with an additional 20 percent rise predicted in 2010.

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