In this April 1, 2013 photo, Antonio Hammond stands outside of his apartment in Baltimore. Hammond arrived in Baltimore three years ago, addicted to crack cocaine and snorting heroin, living in ... more 
In this April 1, 2013 photo, Antonio Hammond stands outside of his apartment in Baltimore. Hammond arrived in Baltimore three years ago, addicted to crack cocaine and snorting heroin, living in abandoned buildings where “the rats were fierce,” and financing his addiction by breaking into cars and stealing copper pipes out of crumbing structures. Eighteen months after finding his way to Catholic Charities via a rehabilitation center, the 49-year-old Philadelphia native is clean of drugs, earning $13 an hour and paying taxes. But such success stories are in danger as $85 billion in federal government spending cuts that began last month begin squeezing services for the poor nationwide. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Patrick Semansky
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 8:27 PM EDT