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Kansas City's Cold Snap Is Especially Tough On The Homeless

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A Kansas City woman sits with her belongings in a City Market park in December.

Kansas City's arctic temperatures highlight the need for a long term housing solution.

In addition to offering temporary shelters in places like Bartle Hall, Stephanie Boyer from reStart Inc. says Kansas City needs to figure out how to prevent people from falling into homelessness in the first place.

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