Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Food insecurity and homelessness in cities around the country spiked in the past year, a new report released Thursday has found. According to the United States Conference of Mayors' annual Hunger and Homelessness Survey (pdf), 71 percent of the 25 cities surveyed saw an increase in requests for emergency food assistance—a majority of those coming...
Jon Queally, staff writer
The annual levels of homelessness among children have never been higher in the...
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...


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.