Brian Halsey, 'Novem II,' 1981, 8 Color Silkscreen Serigraph
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.
Homeless young people have a significantly higher prevalence of adverse health issues and greater levels of contact with the justice system.
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?
Subprime loans could ease not only the housing affordability crisis but rising homelessness as well.
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.
With so many city dwellers enjoying the benefits of digital connectivity, it is easy to overlook the barriers to access that homeless people face.
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.
Boston has some of the highest rents – and lowest vacancy rates – in the country.
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In a competitive rental market, landlords can easily skirt anti-discrimination laws.
Homeless in Los Angeles: Bernard Leatherhood (62) and Arthur Johnson (72).
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 homeless person sleeps under a post promoting marriage equality.
A new book documents how the gay rights movement has catered to a certain type of LGBT person: white, gay, male and middle-class.
Those who become homeless at or before the age of 15 have an employment rate of just 10%.
When children under 15 end up homeless it's likely to have a significant economic and social cost throughout their life.
Libraries are for everyone.
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.
How have the homeless fared under the coalition?
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David Cameron has said the number of people sleeping rough has gone down under the coalition. That isn't backed up by the evidence.
Giving homeless people a legal right to accommodation makes a big impact.
Housing tends to be seen as a human right, but here’s something to make you pause this winter: very few countries give homeless people any entitlement to emergency shelter. Scotland goes further and gives…
Two issues papers give a recipe to reforming federalism, if we care to follow it.
Australia’s Reform of the Federation taskforce has released two major issues papers on the scrambled roles and responsibilities of governments in the areas of housing and homelessness, and health. The…
Housing First is a program that offers housing to homeless drug users – regardless of whether or not they’re drug free – with a goal of social recovery.
Over the past decade, drug use in the US has risen dramatically, with heroin use reaching epidemic proportions. The country’s policy for combating abuse has involved incarceration, abstinence-only treatment…