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Homeless Find Seasonal Shelter

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Education officials in Massachusetts estimate that on any given day, some 40 thousand children are in school, but are homeless.

One community that's particularly affected is Salisbury. The town is close to the state's border with New Hampshire. Oceanside rentals are relatively cheap in the off season there. And, for many families with children, it's become a shelter of sorts. Almost 30 percent of kids at the local elementary school live in temporary housing.

WBUR's David Boeri has been up to Salisbury this week and has more on the story.

Audio for this story will be available on WBUR's web site later today.

This program aired on December 21, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

David Boeri Twitter Senior Reporter
Now retired, David Boeri was a senior reporter at WBUR.


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