The recession has pushed many people in the Washington area into living with relatives and friends, according to recently released census data. Last year, almost 1.2 million of the region’s 6 million residents were living in extended households. Daniel Sherrett of Upper Marlboro, 28, a Culinary Institute of America graduate, is now one of them.
Daniel Sherrett, 28, returned to live at his family's Upper Marlboro home after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America. He lives in a converted garage apartment and works as a waiter in a hotel restaurant. He is part of a growing trend: Almost 1.2 million of the Washington area's 6 million residents were living with extended family members and friends last year, a 33 percent rise over the past decade. Michael Temchine/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo