Homelessness describes the condition of people without a regular dwelling. People who are homeless are unable or unwilling to acquire and maintain regular, safe, and adequate housing, or lack “fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence.” The legal definition of “homeless” varies from country to country, or among different entities or institutions in the same country or region.[dubious – discuss]
The term homeless may also include people whose primary night-time residence is in a homeless shelter, a warming center, a domestic violence shelter or other ad hoc housing situation. but does not include living on your own plot of land without a house. American Government homeless enumeration studies  also include persons who sleep in a public or private place not designed for use as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
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