Homelessness

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Why US libraries are on the frontlines of the homelessness crisis
Homeless people are relying on public libraries as a safe haven to stay warm and avoid harassment from law enforcement, advocates say

MacKenzie Ryan

24, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Big Issue was pushed to brink by pandemic, says founder
John Bird also calling on government to curb surge in homelessness by preventing eviction of tenants who cannot pay their rent

Miranda Bryant

22, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The frontline scouts fighting to end homelessness in New York’s subways
Members of an outreach program that provides housing and behavioral health services aim to tackle the issue at its root

Edward Helmore in New York

16, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Ex-homelessness charity bosses get 15-year ban for misuse of funds
Charity Commission inquiry showed Ashley and Lee Dribben spent large sums meant for vulnerable people on themselves

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

14, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Cruel and cold’: man faces backlash for dousing unhoused woman with water
Amid an escalating housing and homelessness crisis, city has seen increased attacks on unhoused people

Maanvi Singh

11, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Vital careers advice to six-year-old me | Brief letters
Brief letters: Youthful ambition | Past lives of rough sleepers | Bread Sauce Preservation Society | Late Christmas card | Ski holiday irony

08, Jan, 2023 @4:40 PM

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Alarm as US states pass ‘very concerning’ anti-homeless laws
Homelessness charities say wave of new bills unfairly targets people without housing as social-services funding is cut

Gloria Oladipo in New York

05, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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52 acts of kindness: how to spread joy in every week of 2023
Whether fostering kittens, donating blood or delivering boxes of biscuits to striking workers, there has never been a better time to help out. And it will improve your life too

Emma Beddington

03, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Criticism of Sunak at homeless shelter exposes our own prejudices | Letters
Letters: Readers on why we should not mock the prime minister’s efforts to engage with Dean, a homeless man

02, Jan, 2023 @5:34 PM

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Critics mocked Sunak for asking a homeless man if he is in business. The critics are wrong | Simon Hattenstone and Daniel Lavelle
The PM has a track record for being out of touch, but people with failed enterprises do end up homeless, say writers Simon Hattenstone and Daniel Lavelle

Simon Hattenstone and Daniel Lavelle

27, Dec, 2022 @5:06 PM

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‘It was chaos’: students on being priced out of the rental market
UK students forced to live in neighbouring cities in university accommodation crisis

Rachel Hall

26, Dec, 2022 @6:00 PM

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UK student housing reaching ‘crisis point’ as bad as 1970s, charity warns
Growing numbers of students are experiencing hidden homelessness or accepting poor accommodation

Rachel Hall

26, Dec, 2022 @6:00 PM

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