Raising the Roof published complaints over a homeless shelter they were only pretending to build
Exclusive: 136,000 young people aged between 16 and 24 in England and Wales sought emergency housing in the past year
A report concluded the SNP's target of 6,000 affordable houses a year only addressed half the demand in the country
Blankets and dog bowls were left on the capital's streets as part of the stunt
An “unprecedented” number of those dependent on welfare were punished in the year to June 2013, according to a report into Jobcentre Plus published today by the Work and Pensions Committee.
Sarah Morrison finds out what traditional charities think of letting the poor spend it on what they like
The Chief Executive of housing charity Shelter said families in alternative accommodation are left without roots and stability
Passers-by take 'selfies' at the scene where Wayne 'Mousey' Perry was stabbed to death
From drunken nights out with a llama to testicle-eating fishes, it’s a mixed bag of stories you’ve been sharing on social media in 2013.
Among the top twenty Independent articles you’ve been tweeting and posting on Facebook this year, there are serious reports, ferocious comment pieces, astounding research and a fair few articles that pay tribute to the adage ‘the truth is stranger than fiction.’
In one US State, homelessness may be about to become history
Newham in London named worst 'hotspot'
Homeless charities raise the alarm after rough sleepers rise by 13 per cent in London this year, and six per cent across the country
But one third of renters are still planning to buy in 2014
A new council-run campaign aims to encourage people to give to charity instead
Nearly 85,000 children in Britain will wake up without a home this Christmas morning
Help for victims of domestic violence in a state of crisis, warns national survey