The last decade has seen a big increase in Australia's homeless and prison population. It's time for smarter intervention.
In 2008, Australia had a national homelessness strategy, plus a ten-point roadmap to reduce youth homelessness. Why has it fallen so far short of its goals, and what still needs to be done?
Homelessness in the UK has been rising for a decade – short term funding may have offered respite, but it won't lead to long term solutions.
Medicaid and Medicare benefits appear safe for now. But SNAP food assistance and many other programs could be disrupted.
Shambolic rollout of new recording system for people at risk of homelessness means statistics shouldn't be trusted.
Life on the street is no place to recover from a stay in hospital, but that's what happens to many people who are homeless. But there's a proven model to provide care that also cuts healthcare costs.
There's so much that can be done to tackle the problem, The UK's levels of homelessness are dwarfed by the US' But so much more could be done to tackle the problem.
Surveillance often results in people who are homeless being the target of enforcement measures. But a new study in Cairns shows surveillance can also be used to achieve more positive social outcomes.
It's not just low pay and interrupted work that makes women poor in retirement.
The US$2 billion that the Amazon founder and his wife are donating to help the homeless and educate young kids may appear selfless. But this money may also soften calls to raise taxes on the rich.
With such an enormous challenge, where would it make sense to start? We looked into our archives for stories on what it would take to eradicate homelessness in the US today.
Administrative errors and negative stereotypes lead landlords to discriminate against people on housing benefit.
The right to housing is enshrined in law in the Netherlands and South Africa – so what would it look like in the UK?
Problems such as mental illness and drug addiction are confined to a minority of homeless people – and it's preventing others from getting help.
New policies on social housing and rough sleeping offer little fresh thinking on how to solve Britain's housing shortage.
Survival sex can be a viable option for women managing homelessness. It ranged from staying with men for a night or a woman remaining in a sexual relationship to avoid becoming homeless again.
Glues, paints, spray deodorants and fuels are all abused for their psychoactive effects.
Another affordable housing pact between the Commonwealth, states and territories came into effect this month. But with no new funding, the agreement may be different from predecessors in name only.
It's said Australia's housing affordability problem is the result of new housing stock not keeping pace with population growth. But there is actually enough housing, so why can't the poor afford it?
Are most homeless mentally ill? Is it inevitable that a society will have homeless people? A researcher digs into the real data on homelessness.