Multimedia: A 'HOUSING FIRST' SOLUTION FOR CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS

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With a homeless population consistently in excess of 4,000 people, Rhode Island advocates hope to follow a housing-first model and national trend to put a permanent end to the cycling of homeless people in and out of shelters and save money in medical costs at the same time. Larry Kraus of Providence, who has spent years in and out of the state's largest homeless shelter, Harrington Hall, at the Pastore center in Cranston, hopes for a place of his own, while William Howard of Warren moves into an apartment, thanks to a federal grant to The Providence Center.  

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