(Boston, MA) – Five years after Governor Patrick set the goal to essentially eliminate family homelessness, Massachusetts is seeing record numbers of homeless families — straining social services’ ability to handle the strain. While Patrick says the economic downturn played a role he concedes simply extending existing anti-homeless strategies won’t work long-term.
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The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve.