Public homelessness is a category of homeless people without roof over their heads – people who reside on the street.
Hidden homelessness is category of people without home, sheltered in institutionally or otherwise supported housing.
- Women sheltered in reception points for domestic violence victims;
- Migrants: sheltered in centers for immigrants, reception points or in short-term housing due to their immigrant status:
- People who are soon to be released from prison, psychiatric or other institutions and have no available home;
Potential homelessness is a category of people living in insecure and inappropriate housing
- People living in uncertain accommodation (in their relatives’ and friends’ homes or in usurped land or housing);
- People whose ownership of possessions might be taken over by a creditor;
- People who are victims of home violence;
- People living in temporary, inconvenient houses;