Homelessness

Jon Queally, staff writer
As record-breaking cold weather sweeps across the nation this week, reports from around the nation show how the U.S. homeless population—which has risen dramatically in recent years—are being hit the hardest in the wake of slashed funding that has left shelters overburdened and public services at their breaking point. From Springfield,...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Food insecurity and homelessness in cities around the country spiked in the...
Jon Queally, staff writer
The annual levels of homelessness among children have never been higher in the...

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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.