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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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Shaun Skelhorn, 29, of no fixed abode, and Leanne Wilkinson, 25, of Langbar, Whiston, will appear at Liverpool city magistrates court on Saturday, April 23.
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.
Victoria Moverley, 32, of no fixed abode, was found guilty of assaulting the 32-year-old Lativan causing him serious harm and helping burn his clothes after he was killed.
The defendant explained that he was of no fixed abode and was carrying the weapon for his own protection," the prosecutor said.
Lyndsey Jayne Bowden, 28, of no fixed abode, and James Sage, 37, of East Tyndall Street, Splott, Cardiff, were both in the dock of Cardiff Magistrates' Court after being charged with the murder of the 58-year-old.
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.
Police said today the man had been formally identified as Joseph Charmers, aged 45, of no fixed abode.
Peter Rushford, 21, of Bankhall Street, Govanhill, Glasgow, and David Hutton, 21, of no fixed abode, appeared in private at the city's sheriff court.
The accused, of no fixed abode, was remanded in custody for three days and is due to reappear before Tamworth Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.
Kwame Terry, 39, of no fixed abode, charged with conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life ?
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.
Sydney Rodgers, 52, of no fixed abode, yesterday pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Daniel Kelbrick, 36.