NORTH ROCKLAND, N.Y. -- Social Services reports there are at least 25 people living outside the shelter system in Rockland, but homeless advocates say that number could reach as high as 100, according to lohud.com.
Officials have known about the homeless camps for years, but say it's a problem they have a hard time fixing, lohud.com reported.
The issue? Most of the homeless, known as the "unsheltered homeless," move from place to place and live in such locations as under bridges, near highway ramps and in the woods. Many are immigrants, lohud.com said.
Homeless advocates attribute the high numbers to the ups and down in the economy, the increase in housing costs and rent and a growing number of homeless families, lohud added.
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