On the Dictionary.com website, the word "homeless" is defined in the following manner:
1. without a home: a homeless child.
2. the homeless, persons who lack permanent housing.
It’s interesting to note that nothing in the definition makes any allusions to a person’s moral character. If anything, the definition describes a socio-economic condition and nothing more. Yet, there are those who are convinced that a person who is homeless is somehow of a less "reputable character" than someone who isn’t homeless. In fact, there are even those who view the homeless as being of a criminal ilk. (more…)