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Report Details 'Growing Challenge Of Family Homelessness' In Mass.03:57
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In the past nine years, the number of families receiving emergency shelter assistance in Massachusetts has more than doubled — one of the largest increases in the country.

Though, the last two years have shown a decrease in new entrants to the shelter system.

The figures are according to a new report, commissioned by The Boston Foundation. We spoke with one of its co-authors, Debra Rog.

This segment aired on February 23, 2017.

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Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice and education.

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