Homelessness

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Dozens of U.S. cities have criminalized feeding the homeless. (Photo: Ed Yourdon/flickr/cc)
As the number of U.S. cities criminalizing sharing food with the homeless continues to rise as a result of burdensome requirements on food pantries and individuals, rights groups are condemning the cities for their focus on punishment over solutions. A report released Monday by the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) found that ordinances...
Zafirah Mohamed Zein
Joe sits on newspapers spread on the sidewalk by the entrance to midtown’s...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Private labor contractors in Japan are "recruiting" homeless individuals...

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A supermarket giant in the U.K. has removed metal spikes outside stores to deter rough sleepers and other "anti-social" elements after people protested that the latest in "defensive urban architecture" treats the homeless as pigeons, rats or other unwashed, unwanted, shoo-go-away vermin. Left Unity argues there are 700,000 empty homes in the country, and no good reasons for anyone to be homeless.