[Hpn] Governor Shaheen's Proclamation for NH Homeless Memorial Day December21,2000

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way to go janey. now we get to celebrate more dead people......by the way we
could use some more housing. good work bill we needed this

William Charles Tinker wrote:

> New Hampshire Commemoration of National Homeless Memorial Day
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>  December 21, 2000
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>  Whereas, adequate housing essential for healthy families and
> communities; and
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>  Whereas, soaring housing costs and a shortage of housing stock (both
> rental and single family) make housing inaccessible to increasing
> numbers of New Hampshire residents, many of whom are working full time;
> and
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>  Whereas, last year 6,157 people, 1,249 of whom were children, were
> housed in the state's 39 shelters and 8,919 were turned away for lack of
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>  available beds; and
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>  Whereas, untold numbers of homeless families are living with relatives
> or friends; and
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>  Whereas, each year too many people die alone in the cold; and
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>  Whereas, this day is the 10th annual National Homeless Memorial Day;
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>  Now, therefore, I, Jeanne Shaheen, Governor of the State of New
> Hampshire, do hereby proclaim December 21, 2000 as Homeless Memorial Day
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>  in New Hampshire, honoring those who have died  and  I urge all citizens
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>  to learn more about the housing crisis facing our state and to
> contribute whatever they can to the care and shelter of the homeless
> people in our midst.
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