A homeless man collects cans on Waikiki Beach in 2010 in Honolulu. Under a new pilot program, some homeless people will get help from the state to reunite with relatives on the mainland. Marco Garcia/AP hide caption

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Jacqueline Syra has been living in the La Piste camp for three years. She says she has no idea when she will be able to leave. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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The photo that touched many hearts: New York City Police Officer Lawrence DePrimo gives a shoeless man a pair of boots on a frigid night last month. That man was later identified as 54-year-old Jeffrey Hillman. Jennifer Foster/NYPD via Facebook hide caption

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Volunteers distribute food outside a Philadelphia Department of Public Health hearing in March on rules banning outdoor food distribution. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless runs the Stout Street Clinic in Denver, helped Dale Miller get a CT scan. Colorado Coalition for the Homeless hide caption

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