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Homelessness Being homeless is often defined as sleeping on the streets. Although this is the most visible and severe form of homelessness, there are many other types of acute housing need. These include living in temporary accommodation, poor or overcrowded conditions, or being in mortgage arrears and under threat of re-possession. (Hope 1986) It is a symptom of many complex problems: mental illness, emotional instability, illiteracy, chronic substance abuse, unemployment, and, most basic of al
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-1- INTRODUCTION Homelessness is a condition of people who lack regular access to adequate housing. As this condition becomes a growing problem in Canada people are forced to deal with the issues. Who are the homeless? They range from children to adults and even in some cases, families. Why are they homeless? Poverty, lack of jobs or well paying jobs, decline in Social Services, domestic violence, mental illness, and chemical dependency contribute to the majority of the homeless within our soci
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Homelessness means, of a person without a home, an
Homelessness means, of a person without a home, and therefore typically living on the streets because of many reasons such as financial or psychological problems. It has become such an abstraction, and it is applied to so any different kinds of people, with so many different histories an d problems, that it is almost meaningless. Homelessness in Canada is a very massive and concerning issue because of the growing population. Many people put the issue of homelessness aside because there are many