The Wisconsin State Journal's special report, researched and written over several months, that grapples with the root causes of homelessness in Madison, obstacles to solutions and its insidious effects on people.

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They sleep in beaten vehicles and tents in the woods. Doubled up with family or friends in worn apartments and ratty motel rooms. Huddled under bridges and in crowded shelters. The stereotype is a weathered denizen of Capitol Square. In reality, perhaps half are children, most out of sight. Our "Homeless in Madison | A City Challenged" project aims to shine a light on one of the city's most pressing troubles.

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