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Number of homeless families rises sharply

Ainaldy Santana, a mother of five, lost her data-entry clerk job. Ainaldy Santana, a mother of five, lost her data-entry clerk job. (Evan Richman/Globe Staff)
By Brenda J. Buote
Globe Correspondent / February 22, 2009

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In late 2007, just as the economy began its downward spiral, single mother Ainaldy Santana was celebrating: She had lifted her family out of poverty and a publicly subsidized shelter. The mortgage crisis and stock market slide were nothing more than 30-second sound bites. Santana wasn't worried. She didn't own a home or blue chip stocks. (Full article: 842 words)

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