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Minn. study finds sharp increase in homelessness

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A new study says homelessness in Minnesota has risen sharply as unemployment and foreclosures have forced people out of permanent housing.

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The survey released today by St. Paul-based Wilder Research counted nearly 9,500 homeless people -- up more than 20 percent from the last count. The organization surveys homelessness every three years.

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