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High rents, low incomes causing homelessness to grow in NJ

New Jersey is one of the richest states in the nation, but its homeless population continues to increase.

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Dana Cain, director of the Denver County Fair, shows a poster advertising the fair at a print shop in Denver, Monday Jan. 27, 2014.  Colorado's Denver County is adding cannabis-themed contest to its 2014 summer fair. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
Dana Cain, director of the Denver County Fair, shows a poster advertising the fair at a print shop in Denver, Monday Jan. 27, 2014. Colorado's Denver County is adding cannabis-themed contest to its 2014 summer fair. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
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Pot is blamed for influx of homeless kids in Denver

DENVER (AP) -- Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets.

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Christie Lauds New Coordination for Homeless

Gov. Chris Christie says a new system to coordinate services for homeless people in Atlantic County can be a model statewide and nationally.

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Panhandlers' Placards Show Signs Of Continued Economic Hardship
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NJ Has Serious Homelessness Issue, Says Expert [AUDIO]

New Jersey has a serious homelessness issue that needs to be addressed according to one expert who is helping the state devise a strategy.

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Homeless Students on the Rise [AUDIO]

Once the final bell rings, where do all the children go?

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Help for New Jersey’s Homeless

Emergency shelters in New Jersey would have to provide shelter for the homeless, including those with mental illnesses who pose no safety threat to themselves or others under a two-bill package that's headed to the governor's desk.

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NYPD officer giving a homeless man a new pair of boots (Facebook photo via NYPD's Facebook page)
NYPD officer giving a homeless man a new pair of boots (Facebook photo via NYPD's Facebook page)
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What Impact Did Sandy Have On NJ’s Homeless? [AUDIO]

Every year, nearly 30,000 New Jerseyans find themselves homeless. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, many others were forced from their homes and into shelters and hotel rooms.

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Atlantic City Struggles With Homelessness [SERIES]

While Atlantic City continues it's struggle for economic redevelopment, it finds itself trapped in another struggle with homelessness within the community.

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Assemblyman John Amodeo and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick Speaking on Atlantic City's Boardwalk About Sponsored Legislation To Curtail Homeless Residents Being Sent To Atlantic City From Other Counties (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media)
Assemblyman John Amodeo and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick Speaking on Atlantic City's Boardwalk About Sponsored Legislation To Curtail Homeless Residents Being Sent To Atlantic City From Other Counties (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media)
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Lawmakers Look To Ease Atlantic City’s Homeless Burden [AUDIO]

"We want to help the homeless out, we just don't want to be a dumping ground."

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Lakewood Police at Tent City (TheLakewoodScoop)
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Lakewood Tent City Minister Arrested Again, Refutes Claims

The leader of Lakewood's Tent City is facing another set of charges hours after he was released from the Ocean County Jail yesterday. Police confirm Steve Brigham was arrested on criminal mischief and additional witness tampering charges on Wednesday night.

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