WUSA9: Large Jump in People Experiencing Homelessness in the DC Region

The latest study on people experiencing homelessness shows rates rising across all jurisdictions in the DC region.

FAIRFAX, Va. — Homelessness is on the rise in the DMV. This month, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments released its annual count on the number of people experiencing homelessness. It showed spikes in all the counties surrounding the District.

“This year we saw one of the largest jumps we’ve seen in a while,” Tom Barnett the Fairfax County Deputy Director of the Office to Prevent and End Homelessness said.