Number of Homeless in Md. Jumps 27%
(Washington Examiner) — Homelessness has skyrocketed by nearly 30 percent in Maryland, outpacing the District, Virginia and the nation, a new report says. The District saw a 3 percent rise and Virginia nearly 5 percent from 2008 to 2009, the most recent years for which data were available. The report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness found that the number of homeless across the country climbed by 3 percent.