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A homeless person's belongings line a storefront/Newsline photo by Steve Mendoza

A homeless person's belongings line a storefront in downtown Washington, D.C. (Newsline photo by Steven Mendoza)

Families Swell Ranks of Region's Homeless

Homelessness among families increased 15 percent in the Washington metropolitan region, according to a preliminary report from the National Coalition for the Homeless.

Related Link:

Point-in-Time Homeless Count Report (.pdf file)


More Stories from Maryland Newsline and CNS:

D.C. Shelters Hit Hard by Harsh Weather and Economy (Feb. 5, 2009)

Shelters in Prince George's Struggle to Meet Need (Jan. 30, 2009)

Maryland Homeless Shelters Notice Donation Drop (Oct. 3, 2008)

Homeless Spend Days Doing What They 'Have to Do' (Dec. 13, 2007)

Escaping Abuse: One Mother's Struggle With Homelessness (Dec. 13, 2007)

As Pay Phones Vanish, Homeless Find Other Ways to Stay Connected (Nov. 29, 2007)

Shelter Space Continues Falling in Baltimore, as Homeless Population Stays Steady (Oct. 12, 2007)

Rising Rent in Baltimore Cited by Homeless as Concern (May 7, 2007)

Faces of the Homeless: Bethesda Man Becomes Hopeful in Full-Time Rehabilitation Program (May 7, 2007)

video Baltimore's Homeless Struggle to Obtain Healthcare (March 28, 2007) 4 minutes, 21 seconds, RealPlayer file

Drive Underway to Help Feed Md.'s Hungry (March 6, 2007)
video With video, 45 seconds, RealPlayer file

Baltimore Shelter Protects the Most Vulnerable (March 2, 2007)

video Homeless People and Advocates Rally in Annapolis (March 1, 2007) 1 minute 51 seconds, RealPlayer file

Feds Devote $38 Million to Maryland Homeless (Feb. 20, 2007)

Md. Shelters Scramble to Get the Homeless Out of the Cold (Feb. 8, 2007)

video Efforts Made to get Washington's Homeless out of the Cold (Feb. 6, 2007) 1 minute 58 seconds, RealPlayer file

Homeless Survey Finds 8,000 Without Permanent Shelter (Jan. 10, 2007)

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Special Report produced by Maryland Newsline's Hortense Barber. With reporting by Newsline's Diego Mantilla, Raechal Leone, Carrie Dindino and Ms. Barber, Capital News Service's Esther A. Nguonly and Andy Zieminski, and Capital News Service-TV's Sylvie Safren and George Jackson. With editing by Chris Harvey (Web stories, maps and interactives), Cassandra Clayton (CNS-TV), Steve Crane and Adrianne Flynn (CNS-print). Banner graphic by Ms. Barber and Mr. Mantilla; banner photos courtesy of Greg Sileo.

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