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Homeless paper When you think of homeless people you usually think of big cities such as L.A. or N.Y. when in reality there are homeless people all over, in big and little cities and even in rural places throughout America. The term homeless was the most commonly used in the late twentieth century. However, other terms include: vagrant, tramp, hobo, transient, bum, bagman/bagwoman, or the wandering poor. A homeless person is anyone who (1) lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and (2) has a primary nighttime residence that is a supervised, publicly- or privately-operated temporary living accommodation, including emergency shelters, transitional housing, and battered women’s shelters; or 3) has a nighttime residence in any place not meant for human habitation, such as under bridges or in cars. ( http://www.wilder.org ) In MN alone there are an estimate between 9,200 and 9,300 total homeless on any given night. On the night of Oct. 26, 2006 shelter providers counted 6,292 homeless people in emergency shelters and transitional housing programs. An additional 1,421 homeless people were identified who were not staying in any formal shelter or housing, for a total of 7,713 who were counted that night. Combined, these figures include 2,523 men, 2,258 women, 206 unaccompanied youth under 18, and 2,726 minor children who were with their parents. In addition, 38 homeless people were in detoxification facilities on the night of October 26, 2006. Youth who are homeless and on their own tend to be some of the most difficult to find of those experiencing homelessness. Homeless youth
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