Homelessness

Homeless students in the state struggle to achieve academic standards

Homeless and formerly homeless students continue scoring poorly on state assessments. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says a new report was …

Education

Clinical trial: Can e-cigs help homeless smokers quit?

Research keeps showing that smoking is more prevalent amongst vulnerable groups and those of a lower socio economic status. A study from 2013 looking …

Indigenous Peoples

How you can buy a homeless person in Bristol a hot drink without paying for it

Winter is here, and sometimes all we want to do is cup a warm drink in our hands and sit in front of the heater.<p>Unfortunately for dozens of rough …

The new way you can help rough sleepers in Birmingham

A new way of raising funds to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in Birmingham has been launched.<p>The Change Into Action campaign will allow …

Birmingham, UK

Homeless turned away from Wrexham night shelter

<b>Urgent meetings are being held by Wrexham council leaders to provide enough accommodation for homeless people sleeping rough.</b><p>It comes after nine people had to be turned away from one of the town centre's homeless shelters because there was not enough room.<p>Both the Ty Nos and St John's shelters have …

News (Wales)

UK mum urges people not to give her homeless son clothes or money

The mother of a young homeless drug user has written a heartbreaking letter, urging people not to give her son money or clothes.<p>The Cardiff mother …

Emotions

$150 for gift cards for the homeless

Today's recipient of $150 through the Believe Project wants to buy McDonald's gift cards for people staying in PADS shelters. Through the …

McDonald's

Could you help to knit hats for the homeless this Christmas?

A CRUNDALE woman is making an appeal to members of the public to help her knit hats for the homeless this Christmas.<p>Amanda Evans decided she wanted …

Pembrokeshire

Denver opens 3 new homeless shelters with added amenities

DENVER (AP) — Officials say the three new homeless shelters that have recently opened in Denver are aiming to be more welcoming to the homeless by …

Housing

Shortage of available properties hindering homelessness efforts in Moray

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Campaigners want new one-bedroom properties built in Moray to cut the backlog of homeless people waiting to be rehoused.<p>…

Housing

Politicians and police to share Christmas dinner with homeless

HOMELESS people have been invited to enjoy a fancy Christmas dinner alongside politicians and police chiefs.<p>Sajed Mahmood, head of events at charity …

Christmas Dinner

De Blasio Seeks to Turn Homeless ‘Cluster Sites’ Into Affordable Housing

For years, New York City has placed thousands of homeless families into so-called cluster or scatter-site housing, using private apartments, usually in run-down buildings, as an expensive way to help the city meet its legal mandate to provide shelter to those eligible.<p>Under Mayor Bill de Blasio, …

Housing

Old law gets new enforcement

"No trespassing" signs have been posted along the 16th Street Mall for years. Now, as Denver tries to make those rules even clearer, it seems the …

Denver

Homelessness down in San Francisco, says HUD

But we still have one of the worst rates in the country<p>The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to congress last week, assessing the homeless crisis from coast to coast.<p>In a surprising turnabout, HUD estimates that, while …

Housing

Municipal mobile apps to rescue the homeless

Mission for Elimination of Poverty (MEPMA) under the Department of Municipal Administration & Urban Development has announced that it will be soon …

Mobile

Homeless man crashes stolen van through police precinct

A homeless man stole a van from a bakery and rammed it into a building. That building just so happened to be a police precinct.<p>Employees at Sweet …

Business

New Zealand fact of the day

…a recent report by Yale University concluded the country is suffering the highest rate of homelessness in the developed world with 40,000 people, …

Economics

This is what homelessness looks like in the Illawarra

Wollongong Homeless Hub clients Tracey Wilson and friend Gary White are currently staying in temporary accommodation in central Wollongong. Picture: …

Poverty

Newport cafe hosts three course Christmas meal for the homeless

SNOW was falling, all around – but there was warmth and good cheer in abundance at a Newport cafe this afternoon, as it hosted a festive meal day for …

News (Wales)

A 9-Year-Old Boy Traded a Christmas Gift for Blankets to Give to the Homeless

The holiday season is all about giving, but in the face of presents on Christmas morning, it's a concept lost on many kids. However, for one …

Christmas

Katie Hopkins' tweet on Edinburgh Sleep in the Park sparks angry backlash from supporters of event to help homeless

She urged people not to take part in the event which has raised almost £4 million to help people living on the streets.<p>Katie Hopkins has sparked an …

Chris Hoy

Property prices are going way up on the West Coast of America and there are tens of thousands of homeless people

A report that showed nearly 554,000 homeless people across the country during local tallies.

Poverty

Kind Leeds schoolboy bought Christmas gifts for homeless ‘man in the tent’

BIG-hearted schoolboy Ellis Dove emptied his piggbybank to buy Christmas presents for a homeless man sleeping in a tent in Leeds city …

Leeds

Minister: Plans in place to get homeless people off the streets tonight as temperatures set to drop to -5

<b>Update 7.50pm:</b> The Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has tweeted to say plans are in place to get homeless people off the streets across the country …

News (Ireland)

Woman raises almost €4K to buy hundreds of sleeping bags for the homeless - 'I can't change the world but I can make a difference'

As temperatures plummet during the cold snap, Grace Dooley (30) has found a practical way to help vulnerable homeless people here through The …

News (Ireland)

Christmas is a time of giving - so why not give to those that need it most? How to help the people most at risk

This week, the column is given over to helping people out over Christmas. There are so many great organisations you can support, but here are a few …

Food Bank

Celebs sleep rough to raise money for Scotland's homeless

Celebrities joined, and entertained, thousands of fundraisers for the homeless sleeping rough in a Scottish park in frigid conditions overnight …

Leonardo Dicaprio

Kindhearted Bodmin pub landlord offers free hot drinks, food, showers and haircuts to the homeless over winter - Cornwall Live

A kindhearted Bodmin pub landlord has offered free hot drinks, sandwiches and showers to homeless people over the winter months, and is even …

Boxing Day

A group of friends travelled to Cardiff to give out gifts to homeless people in the freezing cold

A group of friends travelled to Cardiff to donate sleeping bags, toiletries and clothes to homeless people living outside in the freezing …

Cardiff

The Alarming Rise in Homelessness Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

The Department of Housing and Urban Development this week reports that homelessness has ticked up by just under 1 percent, to 553,742 Americans …

Poverty