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More than 3,000 households attained or maintained housing in the first three months of 2018, according to a report by the Human Services Department delivered to a council committee in June.

The number represents a nearly 245 percent increase over the same period in 2017. It includes 221 households that were prevented from entering the homelessness emergency services system...


Long stringy grey hair,
scrawny legs, pin cushion feet,
booze to sustain him

Kept to a small room
TV flickered, thoughts wandered,
wan eyes unseeing

He beat odds, fifty
years abusing his body, worn mind diminished

Till bad decisions
ended in eviction one
day after Christmas

Fear’s grip pierced the fog...


When Harry and Meghan announced their nuptials would take place in Windsor, with tens of thousands of tourists and well-wishers expected to descend on the quaint Thameside town for the occasion, the last thing anyone anticipated was a right royal row over homelessness.