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homelessness

The state of not having a home. The homeless include people who have a roof over their heads, but no rights to stay where they live, such as squatters or those whose current residence is unsuitable for them.

homelessness

Social medicine A state of disenfranchisement, in which a person's lack a permanent residence, often living on the streets without protection from the environment and/or ready access to sanitation facilities. See 'Fourth World. ', Shelterization. Cf Refugee.

homeless

(hōm′lĕs)
Having no permanent or usual domicile. The homeless are often economically disadvantaged, socially isolated, unemployed, and/or uninsured. They may have limited access to preventive and acute health care and may suffer from untreated acute, chronic, or infectious illnesses. Homelessness is associated with a marked increase in mortality. The incidence of homelessness in the U.S. population is estimated to be nearly 1%. Internet resources on homelessness include the webpage of the National Coalition for the Homeless (www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/).
homelessness (hōm′lĕs-nĕs)
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