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Homeless services and other safety-net programs in the District are facing major budget cuts next year.

Department of Human Services Director Clarence Carter testified before City Councilmember Tommy Wells at Monday's hearing on homeless services, and said he didn't want to be the boy who cried wolf.

But Carter says his department is losing out on $25 million in funding next year and the budget cuts will hit homeless services the hardest.

"I can without fear of contradiction tell you we have cut this budget to the bone," Carter said.

Wells responded, "So where do we find $25 million next year?"

"I don't have the answer to that question today, I really -- I do not have the answer today," Carter replied.

As funding for homeless services faces drastic cuts, officials say the number of homeless families seeking shelter in D.C. continues to grow.

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