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Homelessness rises nationwide, falls in Georgia as agencies prep for 2019 count
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Mark enters his camp Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, following a visit local homeless ministry The Way for lunch. Gainesville recently an ordinance that targets the homeless by banning "urban camping," or sleeping or living in public places. - photo by Scott Rogers
A federal report released this week estimates that 552,800 people were homeless across the United States in 2018, up by about 2,000 from 2017, with about 9,500 in Georgia alone.