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homelessness

having no home, now the subject of legislation in England and Wales and Scotland, and having a technical signification not always congruent with the ordinary meaning of the word. The thrust of the legislation is to focus upon accommodation, and homelessness is the lack of such accommodation. The risk of violence or abuse can render a person in a home, homeless. Local authorities have to provide accommodation for the homeless but not the intentionally homeless, a critical concept around which much of the reported litigation turns. Some homeless people are accorded a priority need in applying for council housing, such as pregnant women.
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The total dropped each subsequent year, hitting a low of 355 homeless people in 2016.
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New York City officials had forbidden the congregation to permit homeless people to sleep on its steps and the sidewalk in front of the church.
According to government records, there are about 25,000 homeless people in Japan, with more than 10,000 "living" in Osaka (proper and prefecture).

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