A study last year found that 12 percent of people sleeping on the streets were on the autistic spectrum, and homelessness charities are now beginning to examine how best to tackle the issue.
Throughout the course of last year, the number of rough sleepers in England increased by a third. We spoke to five formerly homeless people about the obstacles they overcame to get housing.
A mysterious man climbed a tree in Seattle and began shouting obscenities and throwing apples, branches, and pinecones at the police. For obvious reasons, he is very popular.
Mar 16, 2016
This morning, Marco Rubio ends his presidential campaign, a manhunt for suspected terrorists involved in a gun battle in Brussels enters a second day, Harrison Ford is mocked for being 'too old' to play Indiana Jones, and more.
The woods are an attractive option for people who want to live off the grid, or a last resort for those with nowhere else to go. But indefinite camping is damaging forests.
There's something ass-backwards about police who make it tougher for those living on the street.
For the mentally ill individuals who make up nearly one-third of LA's homeless population, receiving and keeping prescription medication can be a desperate struggle.
There are many challenges to accurately counting the number of homeless people in a city with over 8 million residents, chief among them being how to decide what qualifies a person as being "homeless."
Activists say that San Francisco should focus less on the big NFL game and more on income inequality, rising rents, and horrific police violence.
Outreach workers attempted to get the city's most vulnerable citizens to safety, but some homeless people say the system was more accommodating.
Things take a turn once grandma brings out the raspberry cupcakes.
Homeless New Yorkers and their advocates want to know why the city is dealing with an unprecedented homelessness crisis in part by arresting people for next to nothing.
The aggressive security precautions in the City of Brotherly Love are pretty glaring given Pope Francis's focus on helping poor people.
As of now, though, it's unclear where the $100 million will come from or how it will be used.
Because of budget cuts, the "Ark"—built by homeless man Ryan McPhee—is the only emergency homeless shelter in Manchester. Now, the council wants to shut it down.
Homes Not Jails scouts out empty buildings in the city and turns them into squats for those who can't afford to pay San Francisco's steep rent.
"We are always going to be supportive. But you are going to have to leave the streets."
The group is made up of volunteers who hand out high-calorie meal packs, clothes, and sanitary products to Melbourne's homeless.
VICE reporter Ben Ferguson travels to Manchester, England, to meet some users who have become addicted to over-the-counter substances.
Most students aren't sure what they want to do after graduation, and there's something sexy about that. But there's nothing sexy about not knowing where your next meal will come from.
Every Monday night, a group of black-clad, silver-studded punks meet under an overpass in downtown Yangon to distribute food to people living on the streets.
"Whatever happens, I think this bridge I live under will fill up fast and none of us will be getting out of here any time soon."
The London borough of Hackney wants to fine the homeless for offenses like sleeping outdoors and begging.