What is Homelessness?
Homelessness is the absence of a place to live. An individual that has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not meant for human habitation is considered to be experiencing homelessness. Anyone can experience homelessness. Although the root cause is poverty, underlying issues include:
- Challenges with physical or mental health
- Violence or abuse in the home
- Lack of employment
- An inability to find affordable housing