1 in 10 young adults has been homeless over the past year, survey finds

Hemmed in by low wages, pricey rental markets, and family instability, more young people are crashing on couches of friends or acquaintances, sleeping in cars or turning to the streets, a new study has found. One in 10 people ages 18 to 25 had experienced homelessness.

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People lying on the sidewalk catch the eye of a pedestrian in downtown Washington. A new survey found that 1 in 10 people ages 18 to 25 had experienced homelessness in the past year. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

Shelters Reach Capacity In Cold Weather As Homeless Population Rises

Homeless shelters across the country are being strained by frigid weather and a population of people who are homeless that is up for the first time since 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Read more here

A man rests on top of a subway vent grate as a tourist walks past in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds /AFP/Getty Images

HIV-Positive Counselor Shares His Story to Help Others: Ken Williams shares his inspirational story of learning he was HIV positive. Read the full story here.