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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

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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/).
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Becky Elton, director of housing and homelessness at Changing Lives, believes Newcastle City Council is better prepared than most for the changes.
At APHA's 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo in Atlanta, the Association adopted a new policy statement on homelessness that endorses the housing first model and low-barrier housing.
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The Department is placing great reliance on the new Homelessness Reduction Act to provide the solution to homelessness.
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Alongside investing PS550 million 2020 to address the issue, we're implementing the Homelessness Reduction Act, which will require councils to provide early support to people at risk of becoming homeless.
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3 million to build 1,200 new permanent housing units for homeless people suffering from chronic homelessness as well as an additional 300 units for people facing periodic homelessness in the first five years.
The goal of the state's enhanced efforts is to achieve "functional zero," a federal benchmark that ensures that veterans who are experiencing homelessness have immediate access to shelter and permanent housing that suits their needs.
VA's collaborations with organizations like the National Apartment Association (NAA) are essential to achieving our shared national goal of ending homelessness among veterans.