Fire swept a hotel apartment building that provides transitional housing for the poor in the US city of Minneapolis early on Wednesday, leaving about 250 people homeless in freezing temperatures on Christmas Day, city officials said.
Half of all homeless people may have suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their life, according to new research — which experts say could be either a consequence or even the cause of their homelessness.
A Japanese evacuation center turned away two homeless people as a deadly typhoon approached on the weekend, prompting widespread criticism and a promise from the prime minister on Tuesday that it would not happen again.
Barcelona has begun installing its first shipping container homes just a stone’s throw from La Rambla, the famous thoroughfare in the city center, in a bid to provide emergency housing for people who have been evicted or otherwise driven out of the neighborhood by gentrification.
Pope Francis has given the homeless a Christmas gift of a new clinic in St. Peter’s Square where they can get free medical help, the Vatican said on Saturday, announcing his latest move to help Rome’s destitute.