The Olympic legend completed the 60-mile route from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Sunday.
Housing secretary Shona Robison said the measures can only be used as a last resort.
Willie Rennie uses campaign stop to vow party will build 60,000 affordable homes including 40,000 for social rent.
Esther Wright and her puppy Reiley will sleep in their garden to raise money for the Bethany Christian Trust.
Funds raised from Social Bite campaign will help build new villages for people experiencing homelessness.
The Salvation Army surveyed two-thirds of Scotland’s 32 councils for the report.
The average age at death in 2019 was 43 for men and 39 for women.
Call comes after new figures reveal more than 12,000 children were without a home last Christmas.
The Marie Trust was the only homeless walk-in centre that stayed open in Glasgow during the pandemic.
A total of 2884 homeless households reported at least one person rough-sleeping in the last year.
Edinburgh City Council is encouraging owners to help provide accommodation for homeless people.
A total of 19 organisations have formed a collective and will deliver a plan to the Scottish Government.
Charities and voluntary groups are ramping up efforts to support vulnerable people during the Covid-19 crisis.
The Independent Care Review (ICR) revealed those who grow up in care are 'substantially more likely' to struggle later on in life.
Scotland has the highest rate of homeless deaths in the UK, with nearly four people dying a week.
Charities can apply for grants of up to £100,000 a year from the Scottish Government.
Record numbers of people are living on the streets at the coldest time of year.