Too often, people without a permanent home fall off the edge of the recorded world. They don’t appear on official registers, in census declarations or in social security records. This compounds the homelessness problem in two distinct but connected ways: it makes it impossible to say how many people are homeless and it creates further difficulties in trying to come up with solutions.
But a number of innovative approaches to homelessness are creating both short-term and long-term solutions..
There are many causes of homelessness.
Homelessness is on the rise in many parts of the developed world.
New approaches might offer a solution to solving the problem.
Finding work and being able to earn enough money to afford somewhere to live are obviously important for people trying to break out of the cycle of homelessness