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Bryan and Helen Lopez (left) had been living in their car before they moved in with Marlene and Michael Rapkin in September. As part of Host Home Program in Los Angeles, the plan was to stay with the Rapkins for about three months, but they are staying longer. "We're open to extend it as long as they're committed to doing what they're doing, which they are," Marlene says. Liz Kuball for NPR hide caption

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To Help The Homeless, Some In LA Are Giving Them A Place To Stay

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Mark D'Amico and Kate McClure (center) speak with Megyn Kelly during a recent appearance on Megyn Kelly Today. The couple set up a GoFundMe page for homeless man Johnny Bobbitt, but his lawyer says the money is gone and little of it went to Bobbitt. Nathan Congleton/AP hide caption

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Jesse Henderson (left), an Army veteran, walks Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles looking for homeless veterans. His job is to try and connect them with support resources, including transitional housing, offered by the nonprofit U.S.Vets. Gloria Hillard/NPR hide caption

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Fewer Homeless Veterans On LA's Streets

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Growing up, Liam Foley (left) was in charge of dishes and never cooked. He was still able to help chop the onions, though, at a burrito-making project for the poor in San Francisco. Alan Greenblatt/NPR hide caption

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With Thousands Of Homeless Students, This District Put Help Right In Its Schools

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Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle arrive at an AIDS Day charity event on Dec. 1. Their spring wedding plans have sparked controversy over the homeless in Windsor. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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Flooded houses near Lake Houston on Aug. 30, after the storm called Harvey swept through. Sociologist Clare Cooper Marcus says our homes hold our emotional history — our memories, our hopes, our dreams and pain. In some ways our homes are who we are. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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The Haven for Hope, a homeless shelter in San Antonio, is one of dozens of locations around 20 South Texas counties where people are now being tested for latent tuberculosis infections. Wendy Rigby/Texas Public Radio hide caption

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South Texas Fights Tuberculosis One Blood Test At A Time

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Members of Girl Scout Troop 6000 troop and leader Giselle Burgess hug after being honored as the first troop exclusively for homeless girls, at a ceremony at New York City Hall on April 25. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An NYC Scout Troop Provides Homeless Girls A Place Of Their Own

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A DIYgirls team from San Fernando Senior High School created a device that uses solar power to sanitize a tent using antibacterial UV lights. Courtesy of DIYGirls hide caption

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All-Girls Teen Engineering Team Creates A Solar-Powered Tent For Homeless People

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The Number Of Hungry And Homeless Students Rises Along With College Costs

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Joseph Funn experienced homelessness for almost 20 years, until he moved into an apartment in December. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Obamacare Helped The Homeless, Who Now Worry About Coverage Repeal

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Volunteers serve free dinner to homeless people at Robin Hood restaurant in Madrid. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Spain's 'Robin Hood Restaurant' Charges The Rich And Feeds The Poor

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A Syrian woman and her child sit in their refugee living space in Lebanon. They are featured in Four Walls, a virtual reality presentation by the International Rescue Committee. YouVisit Studios hide caption

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Can Virtual Reality Make You More Empathetic?

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Vigil attendees march down 14th Street NW in Washington, D.C., carrying a casket memorializing the homeless who died this year Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Vigils Honor The Homeless Who Died As They Lived: On The Streets

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Andrew Loy begs along a sidewalk in San Francisco, Calif. on June 28, 2016. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Harnessing Social Media To Reconnect Homeless People With Their Families

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Marge Giaimo stands with her gold Oldsmobile, where she currently sleeps. Gloria Hillard for NPR hide caption

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For Some Seniors Without Housing, A Parking Lot Is Home

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A bird steals a bag of food from a homeless man while he sleeps in front of City Hall in San Francisco on June, 27. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The winning design for the American Institute of Architects' competition to design a tiny house community for Chicago was built in two days and displayed at the University of Illinois, Chicago campus. Courtesy of Marty Sandberg hide caption

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As A Guerrilla Movement, Tiny Homes May Emerge As Alternative To Shelters

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