Recent News Headlines : Homelessness

WHO ARE THE CHARITIES WE'RE SUPPORTING WITH OUR 2017 CHARITY APPEAL?


Its services include supported housing for homeless young people, family mediation, and leading the Nightstop emergency accommodation network across the UK... READ MORE

17th December, 2017 124

CENTREPOINTS LIFELINE FOR THE INVISIBLE YOUNG HOMELESS


Most often, though, young people get in touch because they can no longer stay with their families... READ MORE

17th December, 2017 369

HOMELESSNESS: PEOPLE THINK IT CAN NEVER HAPPEN TO THEM, BUT IT CAN, IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE


Homelessness People think it can never happen to them, but it can, in the blink of an eye... READ MORE

16th December, 2017 8430

SPARE ROOMS, GENEROUS SPIRITS: WELCOMING THE HOMELESS TO YOUR HOME


Heather Lister has lost count of how many young homeless people have slept in this bed... READ MORE

15th December, 2017 2851

IT FEELS LIKE IM MAKING A DIFFERENCE


Stan knew a little bit more about his host, having been shown Helen's profile at Nightstop... READ MORE

10th December, 2017 3999

I WAS ONE OF THE HIDDEN HOMELESS. I NEEDED HELP TO BUILD MY LIFE


They don't want to be suffering the indignity, invisibility, humiliation - and often debilitating cold - of homelessness... READ MORE

8th December, 2017 1985

PLEASE HELP US TACKLE URGENT PROBLEMS OF HOMELESSNESS AND DESTITUTION


Youth homelessness and extreme poverty among asylum seekers are overlapping and compelling issues which cuts to services are making worse... READ MORE

8th December, 2017 1177

VANCOUVER PROTESTERS ORDERED TO STOP BLOCKING HOMELESS HOUSING PROJECT


The development is part of a wider effort to create 600 units of temporary housing across the city, as Vancouver grapples with record levels of homelessness... READ MORE

6th December, 2017 217

MORE UK CHILDREN HOMELESS OR IN TEMPORARY HOUSING THAN DURING CRASH CRISIS


An estimated 128,000 children are facing such conditions, which the housing charity Shelter says is a national scandal ... READ MORE

6th December, 2017 2683

CHURCH IN MALIBU BEING PRESSURED TO END MEALS FOR THE HOMELESS BECAUSE IT 'LURES THE NEEDY'


The United Methodist Church, one of many churches that provides food and help, has been offering free meals twice a week... READ MORE

26th November, 2017 3543

HUNDREDS OF ROUGH SLEEPERS IN MANCHESTER TO BE OFFERED HOMES


In Greater Manchester last year there was a 41 percent year-on-year rise in rough sleepers... READ MORE

21st November, 2017 4558

FR PETER MCVERRY 'ABSOLUTELY FURIOUS' OVER CLAIMS THAT VOLUNTARY SERVICES AREN'T HELPING HOMELESSNESS LONG-TERM


He explained that many other countries class people who are staying with friends and family because they can't find other alternative as homeless, which we don't... READ MORE

16th November, 2017 57

INDIA CITY OFFERS CASH TO REPORT BEGGARS


Hyderabad similarly saw beggars temporarily bundled out of the city when former US President Bill Clinton visited in March 2000... READ MORE

13th November, 2017 178

REVIEW OF OTTAWA HOUSING PROGRAM FLAGS SHORTFALLS


According to the most recent review, while Ottawa's housing department rated itself highly in most areas, it flagged two shortfalls with its program... READ MORE

9th November, 2017 58

TECH, HOUSING BOOM CREATING WEST COAST CRISIS


A homeless crisis is rocking the entire West Coast, pushing abject poverty into the open like never before... READ MORE

7th November, 2017 18

'SEEMS A BIT RICH' - COUNCIL UNDER FIRE FOR DISMISSING WOMAN'S CONCERNS ABOUT ABUSIVE PARTNER


People who are at risk of domestic violence are among the most vulnerable in the homeless population, Ms Gleeson said... READ MORE

5th November, 2017 0

CITY WARNED OF GAPS IN HOUSING PROGRAM BEFORE UNIT TRASHED


Mark Taylor -- the mayor's special liaison on housing and homelessness -- that the research shows the housing first model works, if done right... READ MORE

31st October, 2017 83

'HOUSING FIRST' MAY BE A FASHIONABLE TERM THESE DAYS, BUT WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND IT BEFORE WE CRITICIZE IT


Critics counter that the Salvation Army's model is outdated and its services should be moving towards -- you guessed it -- housing first... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 140

'EXCEEDINGLY RARE' CASE OF TRASHED RENTAL UNIT PREVENTABLE, HOMELESS ADVOCATE SAYS


We can't be laissez-faire about the supports that we provide people in Housing First Programs, Richter said... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 176

CITY INVESTIGATING HOW LANDLORD WAS LEFT WITH 'DISGUSTING' RENTAL UNIT


Nitin Mehra agreed to participate in the City of Ottawa's Housing First program, which connects people living on the streets or in shelters with landlords... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 38

GOVERNMENT URGED TO ACT ON HOMELESSNESS CRISIS AFTER MAN'S DEATH


The Government is under renewed pressure to tackle the country's homelessness crisis following the death of a man who was sleeping rough in Dublin... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 3

'SEEMS A BIT RICH' - COUNCIL UNDER FIRE FOR DISMISSING WOMAN'S CONCERNS ABOUT ABUSIVE PARTNER


People who are at risk of domestic violence are among the most vulnerable in the homeless population, Ms Gleeson said... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 50

CHARITY ATTACKS SYSTEM OF 'SELF-ACCOMMODATION' FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES


Homeless families should not have to find their own emergency housing in Ireland, a leading support charity said... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 0

'BUMFIGHTS' ACTOR RUFUS HANNAH DIES IN CAR CRASH AGED 63


It was followed by several sequels in which Hannah, known as Rufus the Stunt Bum and other homeless people performed dangerous and degrading stunts... READ MORE

7th October, 2017 0

HAMMOND URGED TO SCRAP BENEFIT CAP AS 1 MILLION FACE HOMELESSNESS


She announced a ?2bn injection of public funds which the government said could pay for an extra 25,000 homes for social rent by 2021... READ MORE

7th October, 2017 3627

HALT UNIVERSAL CREDIT OR ROUGH SLEEPERS WILL DOUBLE, SAYS BURNHAM


There's a high, high level of rent arrears among people receiving universal credit... READ MORE

7th October, 2017 5891

SAINT JOHN SEEKS $47,025 FROM PROVINCE TO KEEP SHELTERS OPEN 24/7 IN COLDEST MONTHS


Per day, the cost to keep the Saint John shelters open round the clock would be 317 for the women's shelter and 480 for the men's... READ MORE

3rd October, 2017 404

HOMELESS FACING WORST WINTER CRISIS FOR 20 YEARS, SAYS BIG ISSUE FOUNDER


The Big Issue was founded in 1991 by Bird and Gordon Roddick, the Body Shop co-founder, in response to the increasing number of homeless people in London... READ MORE

3rd October, 2017 4610

LONDON'S HOMELESS ESTIMATED AT 12,000, WITH MANY 'SOFA SURFING' OR RESORTING TO 'SURVIVAL SEX' WITH STRANGERS


In April, a law will come into force in Britain requiring local councils to prevent homelessness by supporting anyone in danger of losing their home... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 0

MORE SPENT ON HEALTHCARE FOR HOMELESS AS RECESSION HIT THAN NOW, CAMPAIGNERS SAY


Dublin Simon Community provided services to 5,100 people and families across Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare and Meath in 2016, a 32 percent increase on the work it did in 2015... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 0

Trending News Headlines : Homelessness

HE WENT TO MANCHESTER ARENA AS A BEGGAR HE LEFT AS A HERO


After his actions became known, an online fund-raising page was set up for Mr. Parker... READ MORE

24th May, 2017 92421

NINETY-YEAR-OLD MAN FACES JAIL FOR GIVING FOOD TO HOMELESS PEOPLE


Mr Abbott said One of police officers came over and said Drop that plate right now, as if I was carrying a weapon... READ MORE

5th November, 2014 27369

TOURIST FLIES HOMELESS EDINBURGH MAN TO SWEDEN FOR CHRISTMAS


Annis Lindkvist befriended Jimmy Fraser after asking him for directions while he was begging in Edinburgh... READ MORE

31st December, 2016 20030

GREAT BRITAIN MOVES TOWARD CRIMINALIZING HOMELESSNESS


According to statistics released by the Department for Communities and Local Government, there were 742 rough sleepers in London during Autumn 2014... READ MORE

23rd November, 2016 14149

MAN UNITED STARS NEVILLE AND GIGGS TELL HOTEL SQUATTERS


Manchester stock exchange building being renovated by Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs as a boutique hotel has been occupied by homeless activists... READ MORE

18th October, 2015 13948

'WE HAD TO PULL NAILS OUT OF CHILDREN'S FACES'


There were nuts and bolts all over the floor, Parker told the Press Association... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 8764

CHARITIES DISMAYED AS HOUSING BENEFIT CUT GOES AHEAD


Decision to remove entitlement from claimants aged 18 to 21 will put more young people on the streets, critics say... READ MORE

3rd March, 2017 7263

DEFENSIVE ARCHITECTURE: KEEPING POVERTY UNSEEN AND DEFLECTING OUR GUILT


That homelessness in London is rising significantly faster than the nationwide average, and faster than official estimates... READ MORE

19th February, 2015 6817

'I WANT TO BUILD A UTOPIA FOR THE HOMELESS'


There are now five Social Bite shops two each in Edinburgh and Glasgow, one in Aberdeen... READ MORE

9th April, 2017 6346

WHAT'S THE LATEST FRONTIER IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HOMELESSNESS? YOUR SPARE ROOM


He is also the president of national anti-homelessness charity Raise The Roof, which plans to work with 360?kids to take the Nightstop program Canada-wide... READ MORE

11th March, 2017 5541

SQUATTERS TAKE OVER A?15M MANSION OWNED BY A RUSSIAN BILLIONAIRE IN ONE OF BRITAIN'S MOST EXCLUSIVE STREETS


The squatters said they plan to open up the huge Belgravia house, which used to be a Spanish school, as a homeless shelter... READ MORE

27th January, 2017 4978

WOMAN TO MARRY HOMELESS MAN SHE FOUND RIFLING THROUGH BIN 40 YEARS AGO


Joan Neininger started to leave wrapped sandwiches for Ken Selway in the bins near her shop in Gloucester... READ MORE

27th January, 2017 4872

NO FAME, NO FUSS: EIGHT HEROES OF 2016


Martin Chulov in Beirut Binta, who offered a Boko Haram bride a home Until recently, the future looked bleak for 15-year-old Samira... READ MORE

26th December, 2016 4747

UK COUNCIL CUTS WILL LEAD TO MORE PEOPLE SLEEPING ROUGH, CHARITIES WARN


Spending on housing support in Norfolk had halved since 2010, and the latest proposed cut came as Norwich anticipated a 30 percent increase in demand for homelessness services... READ MORE

21st January, 2017 4592

LOS ANGELES HOMELESS NUMBERS JUMP 23% IN A YEAR


The homeless population in the city grew 20 percent while the numbers for the wider Los Angeles County were even higher at 23 percent, the figures revealed... READ MORE

1st June, 2017 4024

NUMBER OF ROUGH SLEEPERS IN ENGLAND RISES FOR SIXTH SUCCESSIVE YEAR


After Westminster, the highest incidences of rough sleeping were recorded in Brighton and Hove 144, Cornwall 99, Manchester 78, Luton 76, Bristol 74, Croydon 68, Redbridge 60, Bedford 59 and Birmingham 55 ... READ MORE

25th January, 2017 3749

MORE THAN 250,000 PEOPLE IN ENGLAND ARE HOMELESS, SAYS SHELTER


The analysis also identified homelessness hotspots in Brighton, Birmingham, Slough, Bristol, Coventry, Reading, Manchester, Luton and Chelmsford... READ MORE

1st December, 2016 3689

ROUGH SLEEPING ON RISE IN BIRMINGHAM AFTER CUTS TO HOMELESSNESS SERVICES


People who have worked to address homelessness for decades are despondent, because until 2009 and the start of large local authority cuts, huge progress had been made... READ MORE

3rd December, 2016 3481

'THERE IS THIS REAL DANGER OF EXCLUSION'


Some of the poorest street vendors cannot afford card readers, and have struggled to operate Paytm payment transfers on their mobile phones... READ MORE

9th January, 2017 3334

MCDONALD'S FIRES WORKER WHO THREW WATER ON HOMELESS MAN


At first, Willie refuses and curses at the worker, but after the employee held up a sandwich for Willie to see, Willie comes over... READ MORE

11th November, 2015 3311

A BILLIONAIRE'S PLAN TO HOUSE THE HOMELESS IN SHIPPING CONTAINERS


Silicon Valley real estate developer John Sobrato proposes to build 200 micro-apartments in Santa Clara... READ MORE

25th December, 2016 2742

GOVERNMENT REBUKED FOR FAILING TO ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS CRISIS


Cllr Martin Tett, housing spokesman at the Local Government Association, said Councils are working hard to tackle homelessness and are focusing on preventing it happening... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 2490

LONDON COUNCILS TRYING TO FORCE HOMELESS FAMILIES OUT OF CAPITAL


Brent, which has 2,800 homeless families in temporary accommodation, made 356 discharge offers in the period, of which 140 were out of London and less than half were accepted... READ MORE

14th April, 2017 2465

ASYLUM SEEKERS FORCED INTO HOMELESSNESS BY PAPERWORK DELAYS, STUDY FINDS


Of the 88 people Refugee Action helped with applications, less than half were initially approved... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 2325

TWO YEARS AFTER THE BAILOUT, LIFE IN GREECE HAS GOTTEN MORE MISERABLE


One block from the Maximus Residence, the prime minister's home, homeless people sleep in Zappion, the city's central park... READ MORE

11th July, 2017 2278

OLD AND ON THE STREET THE GRAYING OF AMERICAS HOMELESS


The problems with homelessness are hardly uniform across the country... READ MORE

1st June, 2016 2210

RECORD NUMBERS LEFT HOMELESS AFTER EVICTION BY PRIVATE LANDLORDS IN ENGLAND


End of an assured shorthold tenancy cited by nearly a third of newly homeless households, figures show... READ MORE

28th September, 2016 2125

SOUP KITCHEN RUN BY NUNS AND FUNDED BY SELF-HELP GURU APPROVED


Earlier in the day, Robbins and Benioff paid a visit to the sisters' current, and imperiled, soup kitchen in the rough Tenderloin area... READ MORE

13th January, 2017 2124

PRINCE CHARLES, CATHERINE O'HARA, CHRISTINE SINCLAIR AMONG 99 RECIPIENTS OF ORDER OF CANADA


Montreal journalist Pierre Maisonneuve is being honoured as a member of the Order of Canada for his work as an author and broadcaster... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 2084

PRINCE CHARLES, CATHERINE O'HARA, CHRISTINE SINCLAIR AMONG 99 RECIPIENTS OF ORDER OF CANADA


Montreal journalist Pierre Maisonneuve is being honoured as a member of the Order of Canada for his work as an author and broadcaster... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 2084


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