What is the definition of homelessness? 

Someone may be described as homeless if they are lacking a regular nighttime residence or someone who is inhabiting an alternative location such as a car, tent, garage, or the street. HUD officially describes homelesness here

How many people are homeless in nebraska? 

The rates of homelessness in Nebraska are low compared to national averages. HUD maintains stats of homeless populations across the U.S. by annually surveying communities on a single night each January. In January 2015, there were 2,744 homeless individuals across Nebraska on this single night. Most of those were in an emergency or transitional shelter. 

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Nationally, upwards of 3 million Americans experience homelessness in a given year.