Responding to homelessness means we must understand what we are responding to and that is why we have compiled this list and reasons why people can lose their homes.

Why can losing your job make you homeless?

Not being able to pay your rent may mean you will be evicted.

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Facts:

  • Anyone can be homeless

  • Homelessness is an umbrella term for anyone who does not have their own safe accommodation

  • Rough sleeping is the most visible form of homelessness, but the least prevalent

  • More often than not, losing a home is a result of another issue like unemployment or mental health

  • Homelessness increases after every recession

  • On average, people who are homeless die at 44

  • Research points to 24% of the youth homeless population being LGBT.