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Sole parents like myself are facing homelessness. It’s time our PM realised this is not the Australia he grew up in

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I am a sole parent mum with a young son who is in primary school. In April this year, the home I grew up in and lived in for decades was sold by my father who lives interstate, and I only found out after the settlemen...

As police crack down on homelessness, unhoused end up in Mojave desert

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In a remote stretch of southern California desert, at least 200 unhoused people live outside, battling the extremes: blazing hot temperatures in the summer, snow in winter, rugged terrain inaccessible to many vehicles...

As police crack down on homelessness, unhoused end up in Mojave desert

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In a remote stretch of southern California desert, at least 200 unhoused people live outside, battling the extremes: blazing hot temperatures in the summer, snow in winter, rugged terrain inaccessible to many vehicles...

Surviving Britain’s homelessness crisis – podcast

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Journalist Daniel Lavelle on his experience of homelessness and what it taught him about the impact of government cuts How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know ...

Surviving Britain’s homelessness crisis – podcast

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Journalist Daniel Lavelle on his experience of homelessness and what it taught him about the impact of government cuts How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know ...

Down and Out by Daniel Lavelle review – a howl of fury about homelessness

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Daniel Lavelle knows how the story of his homelessness might look to the casual observer. Viewed in isolation, he notes, “the circumstances that precipitated my journey to the streets seem entirely of my own making”. ...

How the homelessness crisis hit one of California’s most affordable cities

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Jesus Ramirez has spent years searching for housing he can afford in Fresno, California. He jokes that he’ll remain on the streets until he’s old enough for a retirement home. For the last two years, the 47-year-old s...

‘We have failed’: how California’s homelessness catastrophe is worsening

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When California shut down in March 2020, advocates for unhoused people thought the state might finally be forced to solve its homelessness crisis. To slow the spread of Covid, they hoped, officials would have to provi...

Homelessness set to soar in England amid cost of living crisis

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The number of people homeless in England is predicted to jump by a third by 2024 as councils warn of a “tidal wave” of need caused by benefits freezes, soaring food and energy bills and the end of Covid eviction bans....

‘Stranded’: horror month for Australian homelessness services as Omicron ravages sector

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Stephanie Oatley recalls a day in late December when she needed to get a whole unit of young people experiencing homelessness tested for Covid. “We had a young person who started showing symptoms, and a second young p...

Homelessness disproportionately affects single mothers, research reveals

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The number of women in temporary accommodation has increased by 88% over the last decade, according to research suggesting single mothers have been disproportionately affected by homelessness. Almost one in three lone...

Bruno review – heartfelt homelessness drama with added hound dog

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No, not the return of Sacha Baron Cohen’s outrageous Austrian fashion reporter. This Bruno – minus the umlaut – is a beautiful brown vizsla, the canine companion of a rough sleeper in Karl Golden’s London-set drama. I...

California governor unveils $12bn plan to tackle ‘unacceptable’ homelessness crisis

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California’s governor has proposed a $12bn plan to tackle its homelessness crisis, calling the situation in America’s most populous state “unacceptable”. Buoyed by a large budget surplus and swimming in federal pandem...

San Francisco has money and a new plan to tackle homelessness. Will it finally change things?

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San Francisco is poised to see a marked increase in funding and resources to address homelessness in the city, with local officials hopeful that the efforts will become a turning point in a longstanding crisis. “We w...