Homelessness

Nika Knight, staff writer
The mayor of Vancouver, B.C., announced late Tuesday that an empty lot, the site of a tent city of homeless residents and affordable housing activists, will be transformed into subsidized housing for seniors and people on welfare. The announcement marked a rare progressive victory in a city marred by rapid gentrification, a years-long housing...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The ACLU filed suit against Honolulu, Hawaii on Wednesday over the city's raids...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The number of homeless children attending public schools in the U.S. has...

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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.