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New, Stricter State Measures On Emergency Shelter For The Homeless26:16

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Currently Massachusetts spends about $140 million a year to temporarily house families in apartments and hotels. In July, new stricter regulations went into effect for these families seeking emergency shelter.

The state says that the money saved is being used to help homeless families obtain permanent housing — but advocates say parents with kids are being forced to sleep in cars and outside in dangerous situations.


This segment aired on October 18, 2012.

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