When two or more epidemics co-exist and compound one another to worsen health, they are said to be syndemic. COVID-19 is feeding on other crises and diseases.
A loose patchwork of measures and systems has left millions at risk of slipping through the cracks as the pandemic's economic downturn hits.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, missteps in transitioning the incarcerated back to their communities places this already vulnerable populace at greater risk of getting and transmitting the virus.
Coronavirus has made it glaringly obvious how serious the problems with UK housing are.
The imperative to keep a roof over our head keeps us wedded to economic growth. If we want to halt climate change, we need another way
Proving effective in Canada, harm-reducing MAPs should be introduced here to help this vulnerable group access alcohol and stay safe during lockdown.
Now is the time for a two-pronged strategy to ensure everyone has a home: a spot-purchasing program to find homes for people now in emergency accommodation, followed by social housing construction.
Police officers are integral front-line workers during this extraordinary crisis. They should be empowered to act as protectors of the vulnerable, not as persecutors of homeless people.
Current measures prohibiting the eviction of tenants and helping them through the financial crisis won't last forever. A 40-year-old voucher program might be a longer term solution.
The system isn't working to prevent young Australians becoming homeless and to house them when they need it. New research finds a shift to proven community-based approaches can end decades of failure.
Even as Americans are all told to remain at home, millions are now unemployed and must scramble to figure out how to pay for that home.
Nonprofits and concerned residents are teaming up with the local government to solve a daunting problem in a city with the nation's highest per-capita rate of homelessnesss.
Improving the housing conditions of the most marginalised people among us is an important biosecurity measure for the whole community.
The spread of coronavirus highlights the urgent need for housing for people who have nowhere to live.
Tens of thousands of New Zealanders don't have secure or adequate accommodation – so how can they safely self-isolate in NZ's lockdown? But there are solutions – and here's where to start.
A new analysis shows an economic downturn due to COVID-19 will dramatically increase rental stress for people with insecure or casual work.
A home, a springboard, or a safety net? New research finds a surprisingly large number of Australians have lived in social housing since 2000, using it in several very different ways.
Long before a fire season that destroyed 3,500 homes, more than 100,000 Australians were homeless. If only we showed the same urgency and innovation in housing them as we did for bushfire victims.
A safe home, a working fridge and access to transport are all needed before western medicine has a chance of working in the long term. But a new way of providing care can help.
Transgender people experience high rates of discrimination in housing and shelter services.