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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A report on homelessness in New Hampshire says after decreasing slightly between 2011 and 2012, the state's homeless population has remained relatively unchanged.

The New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness says while the overall homeless population in the state has decreased marginally over the past three years, the unsheltered homeless population has increased significantly during the same timeframe. Also, homelessness among students and the number of people temporarily living with friends, family and others have gone up.

The homeless count in New Hampshire is 1,685 people for 2013.

Cathy Kuhn, director of the organization, says continued budget cuts at the federal level may undo much of the progress made to ward to ward off homelessness in communities across the state.

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