Jon Queally, staff writer
The annual levels of homelessness among children have never been higher in the United States, according to a new comprehensive report released on Monday. Prepared by the National Center on Family Homelessness, the report— America’s Youngest Outcasts (pdf)—shows that with poverty and inequality soaring in recent years, approximately 2.5 million...
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...
Zafirah Mohamed Zein
Joe sits on newspapers spread on the sidewalk by the entrance to midtown’s...


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.