Politicians keep talking about an end to rough sleeping, ending homelessness is an even bigger challenge.Read the full story ›
So what is it like for those people living their lives in the elements as rough sleepers? We know that attacks against them have been on the rise.
So we fitted our correspondent Matt O'Donoghue with a hidden camera to spend time in a doorway in Liverpool.
The result may be surprising, he was treated with care and compassion.
Organisations working to support homeless people say the government needs a 'joined up approach' to tackle the issue.
Some believe government policy, such as Universal Credit is forcing more people out of their homes and onto the streets.
Our political reporter Hannah Miller has been to see some people being supported and the charities who say they are being thwarted by the system, endlessly left on the line, while trying to help organise benefits.
Hannah asks the Minister for Homelessness what needs to be done to tackle the issue, long term.
Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.
The life expectancy of someone living on the streets is 30 years lower than people with a home in the UK.Read the full story ›
A homeless charity has warned that young people leaving care are some of the most vulnerable in society.Read the full story ›
From landlords going bankrupt, to family disputes, we've been to the streets and shelters of the region to hear from those without a home.Read the full story ›
Care leavers in Manchester will be exempt from paying any Council Tax until they reach the age of 25 under proposals being considered.Read the full story ›
WATCH: The North West has more empty homes than anywhere else in England. So can they be transformed to help ease the housing crisis?Read the full story ›
WATCH: 180,780 people are on the housing waiting list in the North West. In summary, for every 4 people registered there is one property.Read the full story ›