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How private equity eroded the right to housing
The UN expert on housing explains how, almost overnight, private equity firms became the biggest landlords in the world.
Raising the roof in the fight against homelessness
A round-up of inspired ideas and practices.
Civil war, mental illness, poverty, gang violence: the many roots of homelessness
We talked to homeless in different countries and they revealed housing insecurity's different causes around the world.
Escape to the street
More and more young people are becoming homeless across the West.
reports on how to tackle the issue
How do you break the homelessness cycle?
reports on a no-nonsense movement which is reshaping traditional solutions to chronic homelessness
Homelessness – the facts
Everything you need to know about homelessness, from this month's magazine.
India’s ‘Smart City’ plan stumbles over slums
India's $15 billion grand project to transform cities into models of tech and infrastructural innovation is already in trouble.
Finding home: Lack of affordable housing is a crisis across the West
With house prices and rents soaring, can there be a remedy to homelessness?
A thousand small bricks to make a home for all
As France evicts migrants from the Calais 'Jungle' camp a new project in Brighton provides housing to vulnerable migrants thanks to small contributions by hundreds of people.
The lease on life
*Richard Swift* meets the determined squatters of Bangkok who don’t know the meaning of the word eviction.
Welcome to Squatter Town
By 2030 there will be over two billion squatters worldwide. Richard Swift reports on their attempt to carve out their own piece of urban space.
Urban Explosion: the facts
For the first time in human history most of us live in cities: many in desperate conditions. The *NI* takes the measure of urban growth and poverty.
Dolgion: 'Life is given only once'
Survival strategies from a sewage pit in icy Mongolia. Interview by