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Published September 24, 2012, 05:18 PM

National Civil Rights committee searching for solution of homelessness

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - National Civil Rights advocates may soon be stepping in to help end homelessness in North Dakota.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - National Civil Rights advocates may soon be stepping in to help end homelessness in North Dakota.

A state committee advises the US Commission on Civil Rights.

The committee met with community members and local advocates to talk about civil rights issues in North Dakota.

Homelessness was a hot topic.

An estimated 1,700 people are homeless across the state.

Lillian Jones, Human Rights Coalition: "People who are without even a mobile home, a trailer, a vehicle, these are people who are out and exposed. We are in North Dakota and we know this is a harsh area. That's inhumane.”

The committee says it's searching for solutions to solve the problem, as well as other civil rights issues in the state.

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