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Homeless couple struggle to attend meetings to keep shelter, while missing out on job opportunities

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PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn -- Jared Hanson, and his domestic partner, Bianca James, like so many other homeless couples and families we’ve met over the last several months are in a holding pattern of sorts.

They are torn between making a seemingly never-ending series of meetings in order to "keep" their temporary shelter, while trying to hold down a job, to get back on their feet.

For the last month and half, Jared and Bianca, who is five months pregnant, have been living in a room at a Super 8 hotel in Park Slope, Brooklyn -- not far from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s home neighborhood.

Mayor de Blasio offered a much rosier review of his performance on homelessness, during a Monday afternoon roundtable to discuss his mid-term accomplishments.