The number of rough sleepers in London has risen by 64% since 2010.
New figures show a third of these people have been homeless before.
The London Assembly Housing Committee is calling on the Mayor to do more to help, criticising funding cuts which it says have put pressure on homeless services.
A charity fighting to save a popular town centre soup kitchen which has served the homeless and the vulnerable for more than 25 years has won a High Court ruling that a decision to terminate its licence was "unlawful".
A judge has quashed an April 2013 decision by the London Borough of Waltham Forest to revoke the licence for the operation of the soup kitchen at the Mission Grove car park in Walthamstow, east London - meaning it will have to be reconsidered.
A group of CEO's are tonight sleeping rough to raise awareness about youth homelessness.
Action for Children's new chief executive Sir Tony Hawkhead, Mike Tobin OBE, John Hardie, chief executive of ITN, Tim Griffin, Dell UK vice president and Matthew Ponsonby, chief operating officer, Barclays Investment Banking Division have left the boardroom to sleep next to St Paul's Cathedral.
For the thousands of people who sleep rough in London hospitals are often the only place to go for help.
Life expectancy for a man sleeping rough is 30 years lower than the average.
Now a charity is launching a special service to offer the vital aftercare needed when people are discharged from hospitals. Ria Chatterjee went to see it in action.
A scheme to provide aftercare for homeless people after they have been discharged from hospital is launched today. St Mungo’s has been given £3.6 million of a £10 million boost from the Department of Health for the new scheme.
Homeless people are often discharged back onto the street after hospital treatment with a third getting help with their living situation. This fails to deal with underlying health issues. St Mungo's will now launch an aftercare network for homeless people.
Assembly members will discuss whether welfare reform is impacting on overcrowding and homelessness in the city later.
The Housing Committee will examine how London boroughs are responding to the benefit changes.
One in four London households receive housing benefits to cover all or part of their housing costs.
Homeless charity Crisis is opening its ten Christmas centres in London today, to coincide with the start of a new campaign to tackle the growing problem of young people without homes.
The charity says the amount of young people sleeping rough in the Capital has more than doubled in three years.
London has seen the biggest rise in the country in the number of rough sleepers, over the last quarter, according to a new report.
According to a report by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, around one in ten people has been homeless at some point, with numbers rising over the past 3 years.
Homelessness has risen for three consecutive years. The research identifies a housing ‘pressure cooker’, particularly in London and the South East.
The study says a lack of supply and rising housing costs, cuts to benefits and to services are combining to leave people already struggling to keep their heads above water at increased risk of homelessness.
Katharine Sacks-Jones from Crisis explains:
Read: London sees biggest UK rise in homelessness.
City workers join celebrities including DJ Sara Cox and singer Rebecca Ferguson to bed down for the night in Exchange Square near Liverpool Street tonight.
The temporary rough sleepers will be treated to live music, ice skating performances and a bedtime story read to from Christopher Biggins.
Hundreds of people across London are expected to swap their beds for a sleeping bag tonight.
Every year, Centrepoint, which supports and campaigns for homeless young people aged 16-25 years, holds its Sleep Out event, encouraging people, businesses and celebrities, to take to the street.
It's the ninth year the charity has held the event and aims to raise £750,000 for homeless young people, to help house and support them over the Christmas period.