what do we think of homeless people
December 13, 2006 10:12am CST
i wish that there are enough shelters for them to go to and stop trying to get hurt to get themselves arrest for stupid stuff
13 Dec 06
Someone is "homeless" when they do not have a place to live that is like what we just described as "home." The obvious "homeless people" are those who are sleeping on the street, in doorways and alleys, on park benches or behind bushes. Camping out by choice is not "homelessness" because you have a place to live, you just choose not to use it -- temporarily or long term. Someone staying in a homeless shelter, a tent, an abandoned building, or a friend's unfinished basement is still homeless. This is called "substandard housing." Even "couch surfing," or staying with a series of friends or family, may qualify as homelessness if you have no choice, no privacy, no place that is "yours", or you're uncertain how long each couch is available.