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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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Rodney Raymond Guy, 38, of no fixed abode, was jailed for two months after pleading guilty to possessing tin cutters and a screwdriver for use in a theft.
Brett Anslow (21), of no fixed abode, but originally from Dudley, appeared before Warley magistrates after being charged by police yesterday.
But Balgavis, of no fixed abode - who was caught after he fled the shop empty- handed - said it was a just a prank with a chocolate bar that backfired.
Stephen McCoy, 22, of no fixed abode but previously from Rice Lane, Walton; John McCoy, 27, of Day Street, Old Swan; Lee Montague, 21, of Moss Street, Garston, and Ryan Burrell, 21, of no fixed abode but previously from Park Road, Toxteth, all deny conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary.
Kiefer Little, 18, of s no fixed abode Jointly with another, stole two crates of lager to the value of PS30 from Asda, Boldon, on January 7.
She was giving evidence in the trial of Patrick McNamara, 34, from Ennis, Co Clare, but now of no fixed abode, who is charged with raping the woman on September 9, 2008.
Iraqi man Baseem Ridha Kadhim Abbad Almery, 30, of no fixed abode, appeared in Auckland District Court and was remanded in custody until February 10.
Chong Ba, 49, of no fixed abode, entered no plea at Cardiff Magistrates' Court to the charges of producing 392lbs of cannabis and stealing electricity to grow it.
Mr Lee, of no fixed abode, was taken to Staffordshire General Hospital, Stafford, but he later died.
Darren Wayne Bakewell, 36, of no fixed abode, and Jason Jones, 31, of Stoke Row, Stoke, Coventry, have already appeared at Birmingham Crown Court to deny murdering Alan Conneely, 35, who was found with serious injuries in Priors Harnall, Hillfields, on July 4.
The London-born 43-year-old, who has battled drink problems, gave his address as no fixed abode at his appearance at Manchester City Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
Festive Fugitives Paul Geoffrey Mullen, of no fixed abode, and Kelsey Brown, | | right, of Bruce Street, St Helens.