Australia found shelter for more than 33,000 rough sleepers and other homeless people during the pandemic, but a coming surge in homelessness demands a comprehensive national housing strategy.
Pandemic is once in a generation opportunity to help homeless people stay off the streets for good – we must not waste this.
There are record numbers of rough sleepers in some cities, yet the most common approaches adopted at tackling it are ineffective.
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.
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.
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.
Whether it's through begging or building shelters, homeless people are trying to make their lives better.
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.
Shambolic rollout of new recording system for people at risk of homelessness means statistics shouldn't be trusted.
New policies on social housing and rough sleeping offer little fresh thinking on how to solve Britain's housing shortage.
Autistic people have an elevated risk of homelessness, according to a new study.
A decade after the launch of a national campaign against homelessness, the trends are all going the wrong way. A new annual report highlights what's gone wrong and what must be done.
A homeless man was found dead at Westminster station, on the doorstep of the Palace of Westminster.
The leader of Windsor council wants the streets cleared of homeless people ahead of the royal wedding – saying some people are choosing to sleep rough.
Rough sleeping by EU citizens in the UK can no longer be considered an abuse of free movement rights – but the homeless are still vulnerable.
Bans are ineffective when used against populations that have nowhere else to go. Importantly, research shows that punitive approaches to the homeless cost more than supported housing strategies.
What happens when you find yourself homeless in the countryside?