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English to Spanish translations [PRO] Social Sciences
English term or phrase:homelessness
The only Spanish equivalent my dictionary gives is "(el problema de) la falta de vivienda", i.e. homelessness solely as a sociological phenomenon rather than homelessness as something experienced by a person; a noun equivalent of "sin hogar" or "sin techo"
Explanation: ... and what you need is homelessness as something experienced by a person, you could try "la falta de un techo, la carencia de un hogar, la carencia de techo" or something along those lines.
If this is the case I think I would choose "la falta de techo", but I would need to see the rest of the text to be sure. I don't know what your target country is either, but in Argentina there's a movement called "Los sin techo", and in bilingual sites they are called "sin techo (homeless)". Here are a few links that may help you.
The site below, in fact, is from Spain, so it seems this way to put it is not limited to Argentina.
Many thanks. It's a little annoying that Spanish doesn't have a neat one-word equivalent, but 'la falta de techo' is the one I too have most frequently encountered, so I agree with you fully. Best wishes