Councils and housing associations say renting to homeless people has become 'too risky'.
Vital homelessness services in England are facing a £1billion a year funding gap due to Government cuts.
The woman had previously been sleeping rough in an airport.
Council did not deal properly with disrepair issues at two properties where it placed a homeless family.
The heartless eviction of rough sleepers in Cardiff city centre was supervised by police officers.
Councils warn that vital services are suffering as a result of ongoing austerity.
A McDonalds spokesperson apologised for the incident and said "more consideration needs to be shown in the future".
Rough sleepers are 17 times more likely to be the victims of violence than non-homeless people.
The council’s actions denied the father his rights as a homeless person, says Ombudsman.
"The Tories risk failing in one of the first duties of any Government – keeping the lights on."
The assessors created false housing benefit claims over a period of six years.
Private landlords and letting agents to be banned from rejecting people on benefits.
Tories 'in denial' over the impact of their own welfare policies, say SNP.
Homeless charities warn of ‘national emergency’ as soaring numbers of rough sleepers are admitted to hospitals
"The Government must ensure housing benefit can cover rents, and ramp up efforts to build more social homes."
New research highlights the growing need for a genuine "renaissance in council housebuilding".
The number of children in private rented homes who are living in poverty has increased by 69% since 2008.
Citizens Advice warns that far too many Universal Credit claimants are still struggling to keep a roof over the heads.
He claims that a letter asking him to attend a Jobcentre appointment was sent to the wrong address.
"A national crisis": Official figures show rough sleeping in England has soared by 165% since 2010.
DWP error meant that an ‘automatic’ rent payment was missed.
"Risk of homelessness is all too common among veterans", says MSP.
New Social Security Scotland agency had also spent £34 million making over 150,000 payments of Carers Allowance Supplement and Best Start Grants.
National Housing Federation welcome "positive" commitment to ending rough sleeping and homelessness.
'We need to ask ourselves some very hard questions', says Housing Minister.