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Letter to the editor: HUD’s count of homeless misses many K-12 students

Housing & Homelessness
Poverty & Family Economics

Portland Press Herald

By Bruce Lesley

Thanks for covering homelessness (“Count of Maine homeless dropped this year, but rises over long term, survey finds,” Oct. 30). But the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s data is misleading.

More than a million children will sleep tonight with a roof over their heads, but it’s not their roof. They endure the same horrors facing homeless adults. A 17-year-old Michigan boy was raped by the person he stayed with. A 13-year-old Ohio girl was sexually trafficked by the man who promised her housing…

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