Definition of homelessness in English:

homelessness

noun

mass noun
  • The state of having no home.

    ‘families are facing homelessness’
    ‘she described the problem of homelessness in the city’
    • ‘Men were twice as likely to experience homelessness as women.’
    • ‘The town has received one of the largest cash boosts in the country to tackle homelessness.’
    • ‘The demands included a call to end homelessness by the building of social housing.’
    • ‘The national agenda to end chronic homelessness is an improvement over past efforts to manage homelessness.’
    • ‘Over the last couple of years, housing advocates in Toronto have been increasingly focused on manufactured and prefab housing as a way to alleviate homelessness.’
    • ‘According to a study done in 1994, some 12 million adults in the US have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives.’
    • ‘As well as producing more affordable homes and tackling homelessness, the strategy aims to bring privately-owned derelict homes back into use.’
    • ‘Serious problems related to youth homelessness and young, at-risk members of the have grown at alarming rates.’
    • ‘Communities across the country are experiencing a fresh infusion of ideas, energy, and volunteers to lend a hand in the fight to alleviate homelessness.’
    • ‘The initiative would authorize $70 million in new resources and cement the federal government's commitment to ending chronic homelessness.’

Pronunciation

homelessness

/ˈhəʊmləsnəs/