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‘Trying to disappear the poor’: California clears homeless camp near Super Bowl

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Officials in Los Angeles have cleared a homeless encampment near SoFi stadium, where the Super Bowl will take place in three weeks, drawing backlash from human rights groups and the unhoused residents who have been di...

The homeless charity organiser with an insider’s perspective

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“I have been doing this for 14 anni,” Andrew Faris half yells down the phone over the rush of noise behind him. Volunteers at his charity are preparing dinners for homeless people – veggie curry and chicken wings. “P...

Bill Bernstein’s best photograph: joy and humanity in a homeless centre

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In the 1970s I lived in SoHo in New York, which is not far from the Bowery, but the two districts were like separate universes. SoHo was full of artists and creative types but the Bowery was known as the place where y...

Come sono sopravvissuto alle cure e all'essere senzatetto?? Sono stato più fortunato dell'affilato, bambini divertenti con cui sono cresciuto

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La mia prima volta al fondo è arrivata presto. Ero un bambino quando mia madre è fuggita con me e mio fratello in un rifugio, per sfuggire alla violenza in casa. Questo periodo di paura è stato breve, ma ha lasciato un segno indelebile. Il caos e il tra...

One pay packet away from the streets: the workers who became homeless in the pandemic

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Heavy rain soaked Grace’s clothes as she huddled in the doorway of an empty building in Derbyshire. Just weeks before, the 57-year-old had been a care worker, looking after vulnerable adults with severe learning disab...

‘Like a nightmare’: images show storm’s toll on California homeless community

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Devastating images and video captured by a photojournalist in California have documented the toll that an intense rainstorm – one of the most powerful to hit the state this year – took on a homeless community in the c...

Call for action to prevent deaths as UK homeless shelters shut their doors

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The Covid pandemic is forcing homeless shelters to shut their doors due to growing fears around social distancing, experts warn, as charities call for action to prevent deaths this winter. Housing Justice, the biggest...

Homeless stars, endless spaghetti and amplified farts: the comedians of TikTok

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I’m used to consuming jokes and sketches as part of shows, as components of a bigger whole. But that experience leaves me rudderless on TikTok, where comedy is often conveyed in free-floating skits and blink-and-you’l...

‘We will be homeless’: Lahore farmers accuse ‘mafia’ of land grab for new city

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It has been called Pakistan’s answer to Dubai, a brand new multitrillion-rupee development of towering skyscrapers, futuristic domes and floating walkways. But Ravi Riverfront City, described as the “world’s largest r...

Life after loneliness: ‘I was homeless, hungry, skint and isolated. Then I found the secret of reconnection’

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I have dealt with ostracism since early childhood. ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and ODD (oppositional defiant disorder) do not benefit from confinement in a classroom, where bouncing off the walls i...

Manila’s newly homeless tell of survival in lockdown – photo essay

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Like so many others before her, Michelle Sicat, a 28-year-old single mother from the province of Nueva Ecija, had come to Metro Manila to get a job to support her family. She left her daughter with her parents so she ...

The story of the fugitive homeless man who turned himself in after 29 years on the run

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Six weeks before Darko “Dougie” Desic handed himself in to Dee Why police, he shared his dilemma with one of the few mates he trusted in his adopted homeland. The 64-year-old had spent 29 years on the run after one of...

The push to clear homeless camps from Venice Beach: ‘I don’t know where we’ll go’

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At the edge of the sand of Venice Beach, rows of tents, recycled furniture and makeshift structures dot the palm tree-lined boardwalk, providing flimsy shelters for a community of unhoused people that has ballooned du...

Police bill risks criminalising homeless people, warn UK charities

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Leading homelessness charities have made an unprecedented joint plea to UK ministers to reconsider the police and crime bill, warning it could in effect criminalise large numbers of people simply for being homeless. IO...

Northern Territory urged to accommodate homeless Aboriginal people during Covid lockdown

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Aboriginal organisations have expressed frustration at the Northern Territory government’s “flawed” pandemic response, demanding it do more to accommodate hundreds of Aboriginal people sleeping rough around town centr...

The week in audio: Comfort Eating With Grace Dent; Return to the Homeless Hotel; If It Bleeds, It Leads and more

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Comfort Eating With Grace Dent (The Guardian) | Apple PodcastsReturn to the Homeless Hotel (BBC Radio 4) | BBC SoundsIf It Bleeds, It Leads (Global) | Apple Podcasts5 live Euro Commentary (5 vivere) | BBC Sounds Comfor...

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