Comments on: Homelessness on the rise in D.C. while nation sees decrease Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kathryn Baer Fri, 29 Nov 2013 16:46:16 +0000 The number of homeless people in the District is certainly higher than before the recession set in. But we are not seeing “a steady rise.” The number counted in 2013 was slightly lower than in 2012. Numbers also dropped for subpopulations for which comparative figures are available. See,