The Hereford Times "story" paints her as a victim of the system, however, she is partly to blame for her own misfortune having turned down help in both Ross and Hereford. Sheltered accommodation has been offered, meetings with the housing officer have been scheduled, to which she didn't go, and others have also spoken with her and offered help, again she hasn't bothered.
She was made homeless initially as she failed to pay her rent, resulting in being evicted via the courts after her landlord started proceedings. Their may be extenuating circumstances to the rent issue (Herefordshire Council cocking up would probably be top of the list), although there may be other issues, such as mental health or alcohol/substance abuse (she has been seen intoxicated around both Hereford and Ross) etc.
There is a deeper agenda under this, and it will only be uncovered when those that know her speak up, either way I suspect she will be moved on before long.