The US$2 billion that the Amazon founder and his wife are donating to help the homeless and educate young kids may appear selfless. But this money may also soften calls to raise taxes on the rich.
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.
Administrative errors and negative stereotypes lead landlords to discriminate against people on housing benefit.
The right to housing is enshrined in law in the Netherlands and South Africa – so what would it look like in the UK?
Problems such as mental illness and drug addiction are confined to a minority of homeless people – and it's preventing others from getting help.
New policies on social housing and rough sleeping offer little fresh thinking on how to solve Britain's housing shortage.
Survival sex can be a viable option for women managing homelessness. It ranged from staying with men for a night or a woman remaining in a sexual relationship to avoid becoming homeless again.
Glues, paints, spray deodorants and fuels are all abused for their psychoactive effects.
Another affordable housing pact between the Commonwealth, states and territories came into effect this month. But with no new funding, the agreement may be different from predecessors in name only.
It's said Australia's housing affordability problem is the result of new housing stock not keeping pace with population growth. But there is actually enough housing, so why can't the poor afford it?
Are most homeless mentally ill? Is it inevitable that a society will have homeless people? A researcher digs into the real data on homelessness.
Studies show that people's environments influence their mood. The same is true of homeless shelters, which can either help or hurt residents' psychological well-being — and, possibly, their futures.
Social housing is important in the fight against homelessness. But we don't actually know that it helps vulnerable people in any other areas of life.
Judge acknowledges attack on rough sleeper's home, after he and his belongings were urinated on by a drunk passer-by.
It's easy to be cynical about charity drives like the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. Are they just PR stunts or can they make a difference beyond fundraising? Our study shows they can, and they do.
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.
Autistic people have an elevated risk of homelessness, according to a new study.
We conducted interviews with over 60 residents of a tent city. Their voices challenge common misconceptions.
Solving homelessness doesn't just mean finding someone a physical home. A program run in New Haven, Connecticut, focuses on helping people see themselves as members of their communities – as citizens.