Durham homeless increase in tight times – Durham County – NewsObserver.com

DURHAM — The economy has pushed more people in Durham into homelessness, advocates said at a news conference Thursday.

A “point-in-time count,” Jan. 27 to 28, found 675 people on the streets or in shelters, up 26 percent from the 535 counted a year ago.

The number of homeless families increased from 34 to 51.

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