Homelessness

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Home Office: new deportation law may discriminate against ethnic minorities
Internal report reveals risk to migrant rough sleepers in crackdown

Aaron Walawalkar and Mark Townsend

04, Apr, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Councils can house those not entitled to support in pandemic, high court rules
Decision welcomed, but concerns remain as the measures are temporary and homelessness is expected to rise

Sarah Johnson

03, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Home Office revives plan to deport non-UK rough sleepers
Priti Patel’s ministry has quietly relaunched a covert programme exposed in 2019 by the Observer

Mark Townsend and Aaron Walawalkar

27, Mar, 2021 @3:05 PM

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Los Angeles police clash with protesters in fight to evict major homeless encampment
Echo Park Lake site has become a battleground in the city’s worsening housing and homelessness crisis during the pandemic

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

25, Mar, 2021 @9:20 PM

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Housing crisis leaves boy, 10, with 170-mile round trip to school in Birmingham
Homeless family were put up in hotel room in Manchester, meaning he had to be driven from there each day

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

25, Mar, 2021 @7:51 PM

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'I’m not sure where we go from here': pandemic fuels rise in US homelessness
Deep job losses and benefits lags have meant an increase in homeless Americans, and shelters have struggled to keep up

Michael Sainato

25, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Nine in 10 councils in England see rise in people using food banks
Local authorities reveal devastating toll of coronavirus on households who have struggled to keep a roof over their heads

Michael Savage

21, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Fixed universal credit cuts are unlawful, high court in UK rules
Victory for four former rough sleepers in Manchester left destitute after DWP deductions to pay court fines

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

18, Mar, 2021 @6:08 PM

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What I learned about the meaning of home from moving in to my car | AJ Gnuse
My homelessness was mercifully brief, but its sharp message about the fragility of the places that seem most secure was sobering even for a New Orleans native

AJ Gnuse

15, Mar, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Benefits freeze will leave tenants across Britain facing rent arrears of £1,000
Half a million private renters are estimated to be behind with payments and charities warn that many are at risk of losing their homes

Chaminda Jayanetti

13, Mar, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Homeless and rough sleepers in England prioritised for vaccine
Matt Hancock acts on official advice concerning segment of society more likely to be in poor health

Peter Walker Political correspondent

11, Mar, 2021 @5:40 PM

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UK Covid: surge testing ordered in two south London boroughs after South African variant found – as it happened
Surge testing is to take place in Battersea and Putney in south-west London, the Department of Health and Social Care has announced

Andrew Sparrow

10, Mar, 2021 @6:09 PM

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