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    Defining Homelessness

    Homelessness Policy Research Institute

    Year: 2021

    To discuss solutions to reduce and prevent homelessness, researchers, policymakers, and service providers must define the circumstances in which someone is considered homeless. The current definitions of homelessness vary depending on which agency defines the problem. Specifically, homelessness definitions in education are inclusive of children and families in situations that are excluded from other federal definitions.

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