Massachusetts Homeless Numbers Rise, Pushing More Residents into Motels

Massachusetts officials say the number of homeless people in the state rose about 14 percent between 2010 and 2013. That’s despite a national trend heading in the other direction.

Boston Globe reporter Megan Woolhouse, along with her colleague David Abel, reported on this increase on Monday and how it has overwhelmed the state’s emergency shelter system, forcing officials to house some people from eastern Massachusetts to western Massachusetts motels.