Businesses have traded on graffiti and the air of edginess that draws visitors to Melbourne's laneways. But they draw the line at sharing space with the homeless, whose right to the city is denied.
Reliable data about the homeless population is vital when developing policy, allocating funding and developing services for vulnerable people. But first the census needs to find them.
A decent national housing policy is not just about the million or so Australians who are in housing need, marginal housing or homeless. In reality, all the housing sectors are connected.
Many praise the internet as a democratizing force. But with online spaces replacing physical public squares as places for debate, what do we risk losing?
In Italy, a homeless man was excused by the supreme court for stealing food. In the UK, people living in poverty are fined for it.
A new report’s findings provide a strong economic rationale for investing in early intervention to stem the flow of young people into homelessness.
What happens when you find yourself homeless in the countryside?
The Hollywood flick recalls subprime's role in the 2008 financial crisis, but, by helping more low-income households buy a home, the loans can help ease the affordability crisis and homelessness.
High rents and benefits restrictions have led to spiralling costs when it comes to housing London's homeless.
We have come to see being digitally connected as part of the fabric of life in the city, but staying connected is a daily struggle for the marginalised and homeless.
A new study reveals just how tough it can be to rebuild a life after homelessness.
In a competitive rental market, landlords can easily skirt anti-discrimination laws.
Field research in Oakland highlights a major issue that Americans have yet to face up to: how to deal with growing numbers of homeless older people in our streets.
From metal spikes to bagpipes, nasty architecture is making life harder for the homeless.
Almost 60% of short-term prisoners reoffend - ensuring they have a place to stay could seriously reduce that risk.
Winter is a really tough time for the homeless, but it is hard to help people who are invisible to society.
A new book documents how the gay rights movement has catered to a certain type of LGBT person: white, gay, male and middle-class.
When children under 15 end up homeless it's likely to have a significant economic and social cost throughout their life.
It is no surprise that libraries are coping with a large number of patrons who are homeless or have mental illnesses. Public libraries are, after all, designed to be welcoming spaces for all.
David Cameron has said the number of people sleeping rough has gone down under the coalition. That isn't backed up by the evidence.