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A man who is homeless takes advantage of the warm air coming from a sidewalk vent to stay warm in downtown Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
A man who is homeless takes advantage of the warm air coming from a sidewalk vent to stay warm in downtown Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

Homeless shelters across the country have been strained by the cold weather, and by a population of people who are homeless that is up for the first time since 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which released its latest figures in December.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Nan Roman, president and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

This segment aired on January 9, 2018.

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