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Homeless Family Population Doubles in LA County

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Last year, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority saw 330 families seek help in their winter shelter program, which gives vouchers for motel or hotel stays. This year? That number nearly doubled to 620 families, reported the Daily News. As the economy worsened over the last year, foreclosures, evictions, job loss all played a hand in this. One shelter in Culver City saw the numbers increase 10 times that of last year--from 4 to 43. Individual homeless numbers also grew, but only by 4%.