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U.S. Conference of Mayors Report Notes Increased Homelessness and Hunger in Philadelphia
Dec 12, 2013 | News

Homelessness and hunger are on the rise in Philadelphia, where the city already struggles with a poverty rate of 27 percent and a homeless population estimated at over 5,000 on a given day.

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The U.S. Conference of Mayors has just released a report on hunger and homelessness in 25 American cities. In Philadelphia, where nearly 27 percent of the city's resident's already live in poverty, there are more than 5,000 homeless people on any given day.

The data was based on a survey issued between September 2012 and August 2013 and showed that the number of homeless families in Philadelphia has increased by 1 percent since last year. The number of homeless individuals apparently has not changed.

Read more at philly.com

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