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Third Place | News Photo Story Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez2013 marks the eleventh year of the point-in-time homeless count for Fayetteville and Cumberland County. In recent years, Fayetteville has had one of the state's highest populations of homeless. This year's effort is spearheaded by Officer Stacey Sanders, the Police Department's homeless specialist. Since the 2012 count, Sanders said conditions for the homeless in Fayetteville have not really improved. {quote}No more shelter, no more beds, she said. {quote}There's not more awareness that homelessness is an issue.{quote}

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Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez 

2013 marks the eleventh year of the point-in-time homeless count for Fayetteville and Cumberland County. In recent years, Fayetteville has had one of the state's highest populations of homeless. This year's effort is spearheaded by Officer Stacey Sanders, the Police Department's homeless specialist. Since the 2012 count, Sanders said conditions for the homeless in Fayetteville have not really improved. "No more shelter, no more beds, she said. "There's not more awareness that homelessness is an issue."