The basic problem of homelessness is the human need for personal shelter, warmth and safety, which can be literally vital. Other basic difficulties include:

  • personal security, quiet, and privacy, especially for sleeping
  • safekeeping of bedding, clothing and possessions, which may have to be carried at all times
  • hygiene and shaving facilities
  • cleaning and drying clothes
  • obtaining, preparing and storing food in small quantities
  • keeping contacts, without a permanent location or mailing address
  • hostility and legal powers against urban vagrancy.


Useful Links

  • Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • Supportive Housing Program
  • Shelter
  • Connecting Dots
  • Crisis.