In a wealthy Virginia suburb, their cars are their beds

by Antonio Olivo

From left are Scott Downey, 52; John Baird Jr., 47; and Kathleen McDermott, 81. The three friends live in their cars. After getting a free dinner, provided by area churches, they sit on a curb in a Fairfax County Home Depot parking lot and visit as the sun sets. Photo: © Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post
From left are Scott Downey, 52; John Baird Jr., 47; and Kathleen McDermott, 81. The three friends live in their cars. After getting a free dinner, provided by area churches, they sit on a curb in a Fairfax County Home Depot parking lot and visit as the sun sets. Photo: © Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post

It’s almost bedtime. John Baird Jr., 47, smokes on the hood of his 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis sedan, his plaid sleeping bag neatly tucked in the trunk. Kathleen McDermott, 81, slouches in the driver’s seat of her 2002 Ford Focus station wagon. Two angel statuettes stare from her dashboard into clothes and clutter behind her.

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