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Arizona county faces ‘homelessness on steroids’ as migrant shelter funds run out

Washington DC/Tucson, Arizona Reuters An Arizona migrant shelter that has housed thousands of asylum seekers plans to halt most operations in two weeks when funding from Washington runs out, a problem for towns along the border where officials fear a surge in homelessness and extra costs. Arizona’s Pima County, which borders Mexico, has said that […]

Homelessness rates in England hit five-year high

A homeless man sleeps in a doorway in Manchester city centre following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, Manchester, Britain on 11th May, 2020.

London, UKReuters The number of families and individuals facing homelessness in England is at its highest since 2018, data showed on Tuesday, sparking calls for the government to reform renting laws faster and build more affordable housing. Britain is in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis, with high rates of inflation leaving people struggling to […]

Essay: Homelessness is on the ballot in the US midterms

US Washington DC Homeless Jesus

Christian advocate for the homeless, KEVIN NYE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, says a spike in homelessness, combined with its growing visibility in the wake of the pandemic, has led the issue to be front and centre in campaigns across the country…

Portugal’s charities struggle to cope with homelessness surge

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Lisbon, Portugal Reuters Six months ago, Jose Moreno found himself without a roof over his head. Now wandering the streets of Lisbon, the 48-year-old said soaring food prices were making his life even tougher. “For people with little money, it’s becoming impossible,” Moreno said after picking up a burger and pasta meal from a van run […]