The number of homeless people in the region has risen by more than a quarter in the last three years.
A report claims that over a million young people will be locked out of the housing market in the next eight years.
A study has found that a brain injury can contribute to becoming homeless.
Charity Shelter is launching an emergency appeal after official figures revealed that 727 children in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire are homeless and in temporary accommodation.
Many live in cramped and difficult conditions in emergency hostels or B&Bs.
A report by the charity found many families living together in a single room, many sharing beds and eating on the floor. There were also incidences of very disturbing incidents witnessed by children, including open drug use and threats of violence.
The charity conducted an investigation with 25 families in England currently or recently living in B&Bs. One family reported sharing a cooker and a fridge with 22 other people.
With homelessness rising, the charity is asking for donations to fund its work helping homeless children.
Campbell Robb, from Shelter, said: "Our shocking findings have uncovered the shameful conditions homeless children will be living in this Christmas.
"Parents and children sharing beds, children forced to eat on the floor and being threatened with violence in the place they live: this shouldn't be happening in twenty-first century Britain."
Doncaster streets will be lined with people sleeping rough tonight. It's part of a campaign by the Safe at Last charity to raise money and awareness for homeless children in the region.
A campaign has been launched in Leeds to encourage people to help homeless people - without the worry the money could be spent on drink.
The "give us credit" campaign was launched at St George's Crypt today - where coupons can be taken to exchange for food.
Services supporting former homeless people may be extended after a charity which provides a home and meaningful work to those who have previously experienced problems was handed a £25,000 grant.
Emmaus Leeds was given the funding by the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales, and the charity will use the money to fund the salary of an administrator.
The charity is also hoping to increase its case load, supporting 28 people per year instead of 26.
Emmaus currently provides 26 rooms, giving a home to people who have struggled with drugs or alcohol, or mental health issues.
Residents are involved in the running of a charity shop, coffee shop and furniture recycling operation.
– Ali Ward, Emmaus Leeds general manager
This grant will help us to fund an essential role at the charity.
"Emmaus provides beneficiaries with safe accommodation and the work skills they need to regain their self-confidence and self-esteem and move into a more independent way of living."
The Casa Mia Millennium restaurant in central Leeds has teamed up with nearby St George’s Crypt to launch a pioneering scheme to provide free food and drink for the city’s poor and homeless.
The scheme, based on the Italian goodwill tradition caffe sospeso, is called Suspended and Delivered.
“Like most good ideas, it is very simple. Suspended and Delivered enables our customers to buy an extra coffee, tea, soft drink or a pizza or lasagne, which is then available for anyone with a St George’s Crypt voucher to claim," said restaurant boss Francesco Mazzella.
“We will deliver our food and drink to the Crypt to make the whole process easier. Our customers can also buy suspended items on line when they order a takeaway at www.casamiapronto.co.uk.
Martin Patterson,of St George’s Crypt, said : “We are tremendously grateful to Casa Mia for being our partners in this wonderful initiative. We never cease to be amazed by how generous people are."
A new building to provide temporary accommodation for rough sleepers in Lincolnshire has been given a £125,000 boost.
The City of Lincoln Council has approved the contribution for the development on the corner of Friars Lane and St Rumbold’s Street.
The money comes from payments towards affordable housing from other residential developments around the city.
Framework Housing Association will lead the project and had identified a site at South Park, which was deemed too far away from amenities.
– Cllr Peter West, City Council Housing Portfolio Holder
“This is a facility that is definitely needed in the city and we are delighted to be able to support this vital project.
“The facility’s prime role is as a treatment centre where people can be put on programmes and while they are there they will be regularly tested for alcohol or drugs abuse.”
Leeds Council is urging all residents to report anyone seen sleeping on the streets. It's part of a special programme to provide accommodation for everyone when the temperature drops below zero.
The "Leeds Severe Weather Protocol" (SWP) is activated when the night temperature drops below zero. This means that during the period that SWP, arrangements are in place so that no one needs to sleep on the streets.
he arrangements are co-ordinated by LCC Leeds Housing Options service with partner agencies including the Police, Commissioned Supporting People services, homeless charities and the voluntary sector.
The main point of contact for people needing accommodation during SWP is St George’s Crypt. People will receive hospitality, a hot drink, a meal and somewhere to sleep. A number of homeless hostel services make temporary beds available for people who otherwise would not be eligible.
During this time, council officers also attend the Hub and other commissioned services to office advice and assistance to customers on the housing options available to them.
If you are aware of someone who may be sleeping rough, contact Leeds Housing Options Team on 0113 222 4412 for further information.
A mobile soup kitchen has been set up in Bradford to meet the needs of homeless people in the city.
A trailer is parked in Bradford City Centre, behind City Hall, every Monday from 7pm to 10pm to distribute hot food and drinks. Local restaurants and take-aways have been involved in donating food.
3,000 people are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless each year in Hull. And with more Government cuts to come, it's feared that the number will rise, if local homeless centres don't get the funding and shut. Sarah Clark reports.
Businesses in East Yorkshire are rallying together to help a homeless charity bring the festive sprit to vulnerable people. The companies are using offices in Hull and nearby towns as drop off centres for people to donate food, clothing and toiletries ALL for the Salvation Army.
They were inspired after the charity reported one of its centres was running low on food and some homeless people had to be turned away. Judi Lurie is with the Hudson Group