the homeless

noun

: homeless people : people who have no place to live
a shelter for the homeless

Examples of the homeless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite more taxpayer dollars at work, the homeless population continues to skyrocket in the Golden State. Jamie Joseph, Fox News, 11 Feb. 2024 In the lawsuit, Hammond claimed that the hotel’s owner said the homeless residents would be moved out soon after the school moved in. Noah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, 10 Feb. 2024 San Diego’s ordinance went into effect at in July 2023, and according to local news reports, has been a relief to those not living in the, and a total disruption for the homeless people who have found safety and security in encampments. Jenavieve Hatch, Sacramento Bee, 6 Feb. 2024 Plus, the homeless population was already in flux since San Diego passed its camping ban, and the tally could eventually show whether neighboring cities have seen a corresponding rise in people on the street. Blake Nelson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Jan. 2024 People can also drop off new or gently used winter gear for distribution to the homeless at the Ramsey County sheriff’s office Law Enforcement Center, 425 Grove St. in St. Paul, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Mara H. Gottfried, Twin Cities, 18 Jan. 2024 Walton said the city should have kept both sites open and given the homeless people living in north Sacramento first dibs at the new tiny homes. Theresa Clift, Sacramento Bee, 30 Jan. 2024 The garden is located near the confluence of a busy street and an alley once frequented by the homeless and drug-addicted. Bob Martin, Kansas City Star, 30 Jan. 2024 Advocates for the homeless point to a 1962 ruling that limited what can be considered a crime. David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times, 12 Jan. 2024 See More

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“The homeless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20homeless. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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