Whether it's through begging or building shelters, homeless people are trying to make their lives better.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Problems such as mental illness and drug addiction are confined to a minority of homeless people – and it's preventing others from getting help.
Design principles, known as 'crime prevention through environmental design', are used all over the world to make cities safer. But some of these principles can be discriminatory and hostile.
Are most homeless mentally ill? Is it inevitable that a society will have homeless people? A researcher digs into the real data on homelessness.
Judge acknowledges attack on rough sleeper's home, after he and his belongings were urinated on by a drunk passer-by.
People may not have a criminal record before they become homeless, but they likely will afterward due to laws intended to keep people with nowhere to go out of sight.
A lack of affordable housing makes homelessness especially pervasive and visible on the West Coast.
A decade after the launch of a national campaign against homelessness, the trends are all going the wrong way. A new annual report highlights what's gone wrong and what must be done.
The problem with most public housing 'renewal' programs is that the residents have the least say in what happens to the places they call home. The evidence of housing research is also being ignored.
Preparations for next month’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast are pushing homeless people out of town, and out of the state. Sadly, that's not unusual for events of this sort.
A decade after the launch of a national campaign to reduce homelessness, the latest figures show Australia is going backwards. Research points to problems in the public housing system as a key factor.
When homelessness charities work alongside Home Office immigration teams, it can put vulnerable people off seeking help.
Theresa May blames councils and developers for the housing crisis – but it's a lack of leadership that's the problem.