The brutal killing of a young homeless woman has led to calls for more crisis accommodation. This is a short-term fix. We have to move beyond crisis management to sustained housing for people at risk.
Homelessness in Australia is increasingly concentrated in the capital cities, where nearly two in every three people without a home are now found. That's the finding of a study of the data since 2001.
Media coverage often uses the label 'homeless' in ways that link the plight of tens of thousands of Australians to criminality. But a homeless person is much more likely to be vulnerable than violent.
A survey of food bank users found nearly 60% couldn't afford to adequately heat their homes.
Whether it's through begging or building shelters, homeless people are trying to make their lives better.
The SA government is trialling a new program that will provide accommodation and support services to the perpetrators of domestic violence – enabling women and children to remain in the family home.
The last decade has seen a big increase in Australia's homeless and prison population. It's time for smarter intervention.
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.
Medicaid and Medicare benefits appear safe for now. But SNAP food assistance and many other programs could be disrupted.
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.
There's so much that can be done to tackle the problem, The UK's levels of homelessness are dwarfed by the US' But so much more could be done to tackle the problem.
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.
It's not just low pay and interrupted work that makes women poor in retirement.
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.