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HUD Surprised Homeless Population Isn't Higher03:26
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The total number of people seeking shelter last year grew by more than 2 percent, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD assistant secretary Mercedes Marquez says it's surprising the numbers didn't go even higher. She credits a $1.5 billion program in the economic stimulus bill for helping hundreds of thousands of people avoid homelessness or quickly find new homes, with things such as rent subsidies.

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