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.
Helping tenants find work supposedly creates a pathway into private rental housing, freeing up social housing for others. Private rental costs and the situations of many tenants make that unrealistic.
There are record numbers of rough sleepers in some cities, yet the most common approaches adopted at tackling it are ineffective.
For decades, social housing has been defunded and ignored. The system is now broken, and it needs to be fixed.
Record numbers of people are in work but the number of those in employment and in poverty is also rising.
And homelessness makes reoffending more likely.
Providing a bed for the night in a car park for people sleeping rough just treats them as a charity case. There are better ways to tackle homelessness.
Donald Trump has some ideas about how to end homelessness in the US. Los Angeles' recent experiences may be an important part of the discussion.
It's time to tackle the shortage of public housing head-on, rather than skirt around the problem. Public housing is the single most cost-effective way to turn around the rise in homelessness.
Research shows meaningful and accessible activity like sports and arts may have significant impacts for homeless youth or youth at risk of homelessness.
In the last decade, Canadian cities have made huge strides in the way policy-makers approach the homeless. The right tool-kit alongside community knowledge can go a long way to curbing homelessness.
Researchers say the new figure should be used to improve services aimed at tackling the homeless problem in Australia's defence veterans.
Their initial grants do not insist upon filing reports that might indicate what works best. And without more affordable housing, the problem is sure to continue.
For families living in poverty, making their 16 or 17 year old child homeless may be the only option to keeping them all afloat.
The government is being pressed to bring back a particularly ineffective and wasteful scheme.
Young refugees are at high risk of being homeless in Australia. A five-year study has found re-establishing connections with their communities was the pathway out of homeless for most of them.
Without a place to live it is nearly impossible to take care of your mental health needs.The upcoming Royal Commission should recognise the connection between stable housing and mental health.
Last week seven people were arrested for being alleged members of a begging 'syndicate'. Stories like this entrench public perceptions of the homeless as criminal.
Many cities have no standard method for counting the number of people who live in their cars. This means that their issues are often overlooked in policies designed to help the homeless.