While there are no updated stats to give exact rates, this gives a pretty good indication. What is sad is that only two local stations reported this story. People in this country need to open their eyes to what is going on, homelessness is on the rise. Everything is going up; food and gas prices. For some, there is only so much that they can cut because they are already living so close to the edge. If gas prices truly do rise to $5 a gallon for most Americans, more and more of these tents cities will be popping up. Be grateful for what you have.