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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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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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People in Denver line the sidewalks near the Denver Rescue Mission in October. Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Sylvia Welker feeds the pigeons on Skid Row in Los Angeles. There are currently 47,000 homeless people in and around Los Angeles. Gloria Hillard for NPR hide caption

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On LA's Skid Row, Homeless Women Seek Shelter From The Streets

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Los Angeles resident Elvis Summers poses with his tiny house on wheels he built. Summers never thought more than 5.6 million people would watch a YouTube video of him constructing the 8-foot-long house, which is small enough to fit in a parking space. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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LA Officials Bring The Hammer Down On Tiny Houses For Homeless

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The point-in-time count for the homeless population often misses those who crash on friends' couches or stay in cheap motels due to a lack of shelters. Dale Dean, from Cheyenne, Wyo., is one of them. Miles Bryan/Wyoming Public Radio hide caption

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In Rural America, Homeless Population May Be Bigger Than You Think

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From Dust Bowl refugees to post World War II travelers, people have long been drawn to Route 66 to make a change. That same story of transformation is still being told in the old 66 Motel. Laurel Morales/KJZZ hide caption

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Building A New Community For The Rural Homeless

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