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One homeless man left in Times Square

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The last remaining homeless man living in Times Square refuses to move to shelter. According to non-profit groups, there were 55 homeless people living in the area in 2005. In the summer of 2009, that number was reduced to 7. The average length of homelessness for the 7 men was 17 years.

Since then, social workers have worked to relocate the homeless men to permanent housing provided by the city. They’ve succeeded with all but one. His name is Heavy.

The New York Times tells his story. Definitely worth a read.

[NYT]

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Written by sammyvicious

March 31, 2010 at 12:31 PM

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