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Are You Warm Tonight? Baltimore's Homeless Forced Onto The Streets
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From The Baltimore Sun

City's homeless get frozen out
Shelter closings force people onto streets

By Lynn Anderson | Sun reporter
December 6, 2007

Ruth Williams, 66, leads a visitor to the tarp shanty she calls home and says, "Mine is the third castle."

Cane in hand, Williams hobbles across a JFX off-ramp to reach her flimsy shelter. Cars zip by as she plops down in a wheelchair. Nearby, a man who also lives under a tarpaulin uses cast-off construction materials and a lighter to start a small blaze in a metal barrel.

Last night as the temperature dropped and a thin layer of snow lay on the ground, roughly 3,000 homeless people were on Baltimore's streets and in its shelters, according to city health officials. Winter's sting coincided with the recent closures of four large shelters that caused tarp cities - congregations of men, women and couples - to sprout up under freeways and bridges and behind office buildings.

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  -Are You Warm Tonight? Baltimore's Homeless Forced Onto The Streets theHandpuppet  Dec-06-07 10:41 PM   #0 
  - Yes; I am warm and the closing of shelter's is BS!!!  Breeze54   Dec-06-07 10:43 PM   #1 
  - America the "Beautiful"?  BushDespiser12   Dec-06-07 10:49 PM   #2 
  - It sucks to be a liberal. How much easier it is to read what you posted,  rusty quoin   Dec-06-07 10:51 PM   #3 
  - It sucks to have a  zidzi   Dec-06-07 11:54 PM   #9 
  - Hey now, right wingers don't have it that easy...  Hippo_Tron   Dec-07-07 12:15 AM   #14 
  - This breaks my heart.  juajen   Dec-06-07 10:59 PM   #4 
  - This is so true  silverojo   Dec-06-07 11:36 PM   #8 
  - Especially in the richest country in the world. There is no excuse for homelessness in America.  robinlynne   Dec-07-07 12:01 AM   #11 
  - Send 'em to San Francisco...  Baby Snooks   Dec-06-07 11:00 PM   #5 
  - . . . .  sfexpat2000   Dec-07-07 12:20 AM   #16 
  - hoovervilles?  datasuspect   Dec-06-07 11:03 PM   #6 
  - Someone give each of them a dime-bag  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Dec-06-07 11:35 PM   #7 
  - Call Mitt and the other Christians  sjdnb   Dec-06-07 11:55 PM   #10 
  - Chapter and verse  theHandpuppet   Dec-07-07 07:07 AM   #23 
  - i don't know what it takes anymore, I feel helpless  shireen   Dec-07-07 12:01 AM   #12 
  - 3 million people  Hardhead   Dec-07-07 12:12 AM   #13 
  - K&R  sfexpat2000   Dec-07-07 12:19 AM   #15 
  - We're proud americans  donheld   Dec-07-07 12:41 AM   #17 
  - Statistically speaking, 750 of those 3,000 are  unhappycamper   Dec-07-07 04:02 AM   #18 
  - Bushvilles - it could be any of us in the future.  tom_paine   Dec-07-07 05:17 AM   #19 
  - Who among us won't understand  annabanana   Dec-07-07 05:24 AM   #20 
  - On a related note, food pantries are in crisis  theHandpuppet   Dec-07-07 06:07 AM   #21 
     - Here's another one...things are really bad all over...  countryjake   Dec-07-07 10:46 AM   #25 
  - This is the saddest, saddest thing I've read here today.  Cobalt Violet   Dec-07-07 06:36 AM   #22 
  - Jeez, that one shelter closed the day after heartwarming!  countryjake   Dec-07-07 08:31 AM   #24 
     - get the turkey photo op in the paper..and then shove 'em out the back door  SoCalDem   Dec-07-07 10:58 AM   #26 
        - You are awesome, SoCalDem.  Sugar Smack   Dec-07-07 11:03 AM   #27 

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