homeless

Jacket taken from a homeless man by the Rotterdam police, 3 Jan 2017
Jan 5 '17 08:54

The Rotterdam police confiscated a jacket from a homeless person, because the jacket had the logo of a security company on it. A police officer posted a photo of the jacket on Twitter, leading to outraged reactions on the social media platform and from local politicians.

Early this week officers were escorting seven homeless people out of a car park where they were sleeping. One officer noticed the logo on the jacket. "Confiscated and returned to the security company", a police officer tweeted with a photo of the jacket.

Homeless
Dec 23 '16 07:53

The number of young homeless people in the Netherlands increased significantly this year, according to figures Statistics Netherlands published on Friday. In 2016 an estimated 12,400 people between 18 and 30 years were homeless, compared to 8,300 in 2015.

The total number of homeless people in the Netherlands remained stable at an estimated 31 thousand in 2016. Between 2009 and 2015 the number increased significantly from 17,500 to 31 thousand. 

Sep 19 '16 14:30

At least 10 thousand new cheap rental homes are needed to solve the growing problem of homeless people sleeping on the streets, Cornel Vader, director of the Salvation Army's Care and Welfare Department, said to NOS.

May 30 '16 13:25

More and more homeless people are taking to living in Dutch woods and forests due to the fact that reducing shelters and help can not keep up with the increasing number of homeless, the Telegraaf reports.

May 27 '16 13:00

The woman killed by falling scaffolding in The Hague on Thursday morning was identified as a 47 year old homeless woman

Mar 3 '16 07:35

The number of homeless people in the Netherlands increased by 13 thousand to 31 thousand people over the past six years. That is an increase of 74 percent between 2009 and 2015, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Thursday.

Jan 28 '16 14:00

Three Michelin star restaurant De Librije in Zwolle will soon be catering for a crowd quite unlike what they are used to. The restaurant is working with singer Theo Lens on a special event for the homeless - a concert combined with a delicious meal of stamppot

Feb 12 '15 20:00

A week after the explosion on Moddermanstraat, Rotterdam, the residents can return to their homes next week, states the spokesperson of housing corporation Havenstede to rd.nl. At least 150 homes were evacuated and 150 people displaced on February 2nd.

Feb 24 '14 20:04

The 4.1 million homeless in the European Union could easily be housed in the 11 million vacant homes, according to news paper The Guardian, who collected data from all over Europe.

Dec 25 '13 04:33

Homeless paper vendors should be greeted more often, stated the Amsterdam homeless paper, Z! The paper started a campaign with the slogan " feel free to say 'hello' to a homeless."

Oct 19 '13 00:02

The burglary in a dwelling of Russian embassy staff is committed by a well-known repeat offender.