Charities are demanding urgent action to prevent a “tragic” loss of lives, as updated figures reveal at least 139 people have died while homeless in Scotland over the last 18 months.
Edinburgh City Council has broken the law 466 times in the last year by placing homeless families in bed and breakfast accommodation for more than seven days.
Scotland's national records office says it will undertake a review that could see it count the deaths of homeless people for the first time.
Homeless people are often charged by local authorities for storing their personal belongings after they lose their accommodation.
Local authorities across Scotland have paid out more than half a billion pounds putting homeless people in temporary accommodation in the last five years.
1491 affordable homes built in Scotland since 2012 are to be sold off within a decade of construction, prompting claims that the Scottish Government has 'revived the right-to-buy.'
The Scottish Government has been urged to drop Help to Buy subsidies for home-buyers after data reveals it mainly benefits big house-builders.