Housing shortage -- yes, you read that right
The wait list is nearly twice as long as it was four years ago.
The problem is being fueled by rising rents and home prices still inflated by the real estate boom, as well as increased costs for utilities and gasoline, housing officials say.
But affordable-housing advocates also say the county government's aggressive push in recent years to redevelop some of the county's oldest neighborhoods - leading to the destruction of thousands of low-priced housing units with few requirements to replace them - has been a significant factor.
Last I checked, there was also a large waiting list in Baltimore.