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What is homelessness?

Someone without reliable shelter is considered homeless.

Most families and individuals without a stable, safe place to live transition among different settings, including short-stay motels, doubling-up with friends or family members, sleeping in cars, or in transitional housing or shelters. Less than one-fifth of people experiencing homelessness live on the streets.

Reasons for homelessness

Job loss, high housing costs, changed family situations and illnesses are among the most common causes of homelessness. One unfortunate event can push families and individuals out of their homes. Unaffordable, inequitable or ineffective systems can make it difficult to move past challenging personal circumstances. Learn more about some of the causes of homelessness below.

LACK OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING
  • Leaving an abusive relationship often means the victim has nowhere to go.
  • Divorce, death of a family member and natural disasters can upend stable employment and housing.
  • Veterans and ex-convicts often face challenges re-entering the workforce and securing housing.
ECONOMIC LIMITATIONS
  • Leaving an abusive relationship often means the victim has nowhere to go.
  • Divorce, death of a family member and natural disasters can upend stable employment and housing.
  • Veterans and ex-convicts often face challenges re-entering the workforce and securing housing.
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  • Leaving an abusive relationship often means the victim has nowhere to go.
  • Divorce, death of a family member and natural disasters can upend stable employment and housing.
  • Veterans and ex-convicts often face challenges re-entering the workforce and securing housing.

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Determination and optimism helps mother in unexpected situation

Determination and optimism helps mother in unexpected situation

LaTanya was a stay-at-home mom of three school-aged boys. She had never been without a secure home and was fully committed to making the best life for her sons, whom she calls “her world.” When she and her husband divorced, though, financial challenges piled up. Losing their home, LaTanya and her boys alternated between doubling up with family and staying in temporary housing programs.

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