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Who is homeless? Federal agencies don’t agree on who needs help

Education
Housing & Homelessness
Poverty & Family Economics

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

By The Editorial Board

Define homelessness. Think that sounds easy? Well, when it comes to federal agencies, the answer can be confusing — and contradictory.

A report released by the advocacy group First Focus Campaign for Children and based on U.S. Department of Education statistics showed a troubling increase in the number of homeless students both statewide and across the nation. Nationally, there were 1.4 million children identified as homeless attending public schools in 2013-14, 22,765 of them in Pennsylvania…

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