Monday, January 30, 2012

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We had heard rumors that the influx of out-of-state gas workers into Pennsylvania was pushing up rents and pushing people of modest means into outright poverty or even homelessness. To see if there was anything to it, we began making calls to social service agencies around the state. By coincidence, the morning we made our first call to Williamsport, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette ran the headline, “Homelessness Here Growing Exponentially.” Thanks to the gas boom, Williamsport, the county seat of Lycoming County, is also Pennsylvania’s fastest growing city, so we decided to go there. The story we found there, though, turned out to be bigger than the one we were looking for.
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