HOUSING

Homelessness in the United States went up slightly this year for the first time since 2010. During a one-night count in January, 553,742 people were found living outside or in shelters across the country, a 0.7 percent increase from the year before, according to new data released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday.

Peter Gagliardi, president of Way Finders Inc.,  at the Peter Pan Bus Terminal in Springfield.
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A major landmark in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Peter Pan Bus Terminal, will become the new home of Way Finders, an affordable housing nonprofit. The bus company now operates out of Union Station.

Garfield Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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An annual "report card" that judges the availability and affordability of housing in Greater Boston gives good marks to the city's efforts to increase housing, but lower marks to the suburbs.

Marlene Hernandez shuffled through winter coats with her cousin Kaliel Diaz at a hurricane relief center in Hartford. Diaz arrived from Puerto Rico with three other family members just days before.