Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Defintion of Homeless

Ok so this is the definition of homelessness as found on wikipedia the online user generated encyclopedia. i was wondering what people thought of this?
Definition of homeless
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines the term "homeless" or "homeless individual or homeless person" as -- (1) an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and (2) an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is: A) supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill); B) an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or C) a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodations for human beings.Other names for Homelessness
Street sleeper in a major city. The term most often used in the late twentieth century is "homeless". However, other terms include: vagrant, tramp, hobo (U.S.), transient, bum (U.S.), bagman/bagwoman, sturdy beggar, or the wandering poor. The term '(of) No Fixed Abode' (NFA) is used in legal circumstances.More recently, many advocates and individuals who have experienced homelessness prefer using the term “houseless” to reflect more accurately the fact that the problem resides not with the lack of a home, which carries with it connotations including propinquity to family and other meta-physical notions, but with the more concrete problem of not having a house or apartment in which to live.In different languages, the term for homelessness reveals the cultural and societal perception and classification of a homeless person:Spanish: "persona sin hogar" (person without a home)French: "Sans domicile fixe" (SDF, without a fixed domicile)German: "obdachlos" (without a roof above)Italian: "Senzatetto" (without a roof)Portuguese: "sem-teto" (without a roof) or "Pessoa sem abrigo" (person without a shelter)Slovene: "brezdomec" (a person without a home)Voluntary HomelessnessVoluntary Homelessness is also known as nomadism. Some choose Homelessness as a lifestyle, preferring it to a settlement with society's norms. Nomads have existed throughout history.

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Blogger Ancient Clown said...


As well, Jesus was homeless, Moses was homeless, Issac & Jacob were homeless...as the 'Son of Man' is.
All LIVED by their FAITH in GOD. All were rewarded for their FAITH.
Not for religious dogma,(Of those people GOD said; "My name is fast to their lips, but still far from their hearts.").
your humble servant,
ancient clown

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