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    Rise in US homeless sparks concern - 24 Feb 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    In the US, the growing number of new homeless people falling through the cracks because of the struggling US economy is becoming so evident even long-term homeless people are taking note.

    The growing population is causing problems for shelters that are often forced to close their doors...and turn away the needy, as Al Jazeera's Mike Kirsch discovers at Skid Row in Los Angeles, California.