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A new effort to help the homeless

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In a new effort to curb homelessness in the city, Boston is aiming to build over 200 units of permanent supportive housing for the long-term homeless. In order to do so, officials are looking to raise $10 million from supporters.

The new push to accommodate the city’s homeless population comes after an inspection at a storage facility in Dorchester, Massachusetts, revealed that people were living in the building. The facility has since been closed, and local shelters are often at capacity.

With colder weather on the horizon, the need to provide shelter for the homeless is even more urgent.

Devin Thompson, The Boston 100

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