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Homeless

Definition

A homeless individual is one who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence or an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill); an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings. [42 U.S.C. 11302]

Where to Find Data on this Site

  1. The Need for Housing for Homeless Persons is a supplementary report to the 2010 Rental Market Study that estimates the number of homeless persons; the supply of shelter beds, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing reserved for homeless persons; and the need for additional beds by county or groups of counties in Florida.

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