un·​housed | \ ˌən-ˈhau̇zd How to pronounce unhoused (audio) \

Definition of unhoused

: not housed: such as
a : not having a dwelling place or shelter : homeless unhoused people … it re-creates the grammar, point of view and domestic economy of the unhoused life …— Jonathan Raban
b : not covered by a protective housing an unhoused electrical component

Examples of unhoused in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The poll found that people earning less expressed deeper empathy for unhoused people than those with higher incomes. Kevin Fagan, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Sep. 2022 And just because not everyone in our city can enjoy these colder months, please take some time to donate to a nonprofit, such as the Downtown Women’s Center, that help get outerwear to our unhoused neighbors. Dave Schilling, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 The Foster-Powell association works to provide emergency supplies to unhoused neighbors and to organize trash pick-ups. oregonlive, 19 Sep. 2021 The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority on Thursday released figures from its point-in-time count, which showed a 4.1% increase in unhoused people since early 202 before the COVID-19 pandemic. Louis Casiano, Fox News, 9 Sep. 2022 Richmond saw a jump from 333 unhoused people in 2019 to 632 people in 2022. Sarah Ravani, Kevin Fagan, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Sep. 2022 Advocates also say violent confrontations between the housed and unhoused appear to have increased. Kyle Swenson, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Aug. 2022 O’Farrell disputed most of the report’s findings, calling the situation in the Echo Park Lake encampment unsafe for both the housed and unhoused. Ruben Vivesstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2022 Commissioner Dan Ryan asked people to shovel their sidewalks and look in on housed and unhoused neighbors. oregonlive, 23 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unhoused

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

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“Unhoused.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhoused. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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