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City leaders to address homelessness in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- During the bitterly cold weather, many homeless people in the area are trying to stay warm while sleeping on the streets. 

On Wednesday, Milwaukee city leaders will meet to find solutions to the problem. 

There are at least a dozen homeless encampments across the city of Milwaukee. Today, the public safety and health committee will have a meeting to explore a range of possible solutions to address what they call a homelessness crisis in the city of Milwaukee. 

Alderman will hear from county and city agencies as well as private outreach services that are familiar with the issue. 

One man who used to live on the streets says the winters are especially tough and Alderman Bob Donovan agrees. 

Some aldermen have discussed opening up vacant buildings and turning them into shelters in the city. The committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall to discuss solutions. 

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