https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/scotland/articles/a-village-for-the-homeless-is-opening-in-edinburgh/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=share Littlejohn says: ‘There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to homelessness, and what we’re doing at the village is developing a viable alternative to the unsupported, substandard and expensive temporary accommodation models that are prevalent within the homelessness system.’ Michael will be among the first to enter the community. ‘I would likeContinue Reading

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/opinion/trumps-deplorable-deflections.html?_r=0 But Trump was not empathetic to these wounded warriors’ plight, at least not on Fifth Avenue. He saw them and their vending as an eyesore. The Daily Beast published its own report on Trump’s efforts to get the veterans booted from this tony part of Manhattan, quoting Trump’s letterContinue Reading

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11701534 5 When you agreed to stand up, did you expect to have to tell your whole sexual abuse story? No. I did think, “What have I done?” when the media seemed to seize on my story in particular but then you just had to ride it. We were gettingContinue Reading

Thomas’s parents died within four months of each other. Herbrother died in 1969, and both her sisters had died in the last decade. Thomas was discharged from hospital last month, after having her fibula removed to better fit her prosthetics, in utter despair. She has looked at between 50 andContinue Reading

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11553671&ref=NZH_Tw Growing numbers of Kiwis risk becoming homeless in old age because of falling home ownership rates, rising rents and static housing subsidies, the Salvation Army says. Homeless Baby Boomers, a hard-hitting report by the army’s social policy unit, says superannuitants in private rentals will jump almost four-fold from 61,000Continue Reading

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/11/homeless-shock-daisy-may-hudson-film-half-way?CMP=fb_gu Hudson’s mother has worked for most of her life in various low-paying jobs while juggling childcare, but it was never enough to save, as well as meet outgoings, she says. So, it quickly became apparent that putting down a deposit and paying rent on any other privately rented homesContinue Reading

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/285622/emergency-housing-funding-‘just-a-band-aid’ A Whangarei housing trust points to a desperate situation in Northland. Te Tai Tokerau Emergency Housing Trust chairperson Adrian Whale said it turned away two families a day because it did not have enough beds on offer. He said it was heartwrenching to say no. “That’s what really breaksContinue Reading

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2015/08/18/Homeless-women-find-sexual-violence-part-of-life-on-the-street/stories/201507130149 Abuse erodes women’s self-esteem and leaves them more vulnerable to exploitation if they manage to run away and end up homeless, said Judith Benitez, deputy director for transitional housing at the network, based in Washington, D.C. “It’s like a carousel,” she said. “It doesn’t matter what horse you getContinue Reading