sofa surfing

sofa surfing

n
informal (of a homeless person) the practice of staying temporarily with various friends and relatives while attempting to find permanent accommodation
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There are people on the streets, sofa surfing because they cannot get a home, it is catastrophic.
It is estimated that up to 200 people are sleeping rough in Birmingham and many more are sofa surfing or stuffed into over crowded flats and hotels.
It said it provides the most complete picture to date of the worst forms of homelessness, including rough sleeping and sofa surfing.
Describing how his experience spurred him on to make the programme, Martin said: "In 2012 I found myself homeless on the streets of London - sofa surfing, riding buses, sitting in 24-hour MacDonald's - anything to avoid being out in the cold.
Joshua Home was created for at-risk LGBTQ+ Youth who are homeless on the streets, in mainstream foster or group homes, sofa surfing or in unsafe home situations.
I'm talking food fights to sofa surfing to female wrestling.
Those supported may be homeless, sofa surfing, living in rented or supported accommodation or be homeowners.
Nearly 2,000 people are registered homeless - these people are sofa surfing or forced to live in hostels or with family.
While his children and wife moved in with her mother, he "did some sofa surfing," then lived in a tent for a month in a state park "until they threw me out.
They typically end up sofa surfing,hopping from people's sofa to sofa, on benefits and then start to get into trouble with the law.
Baroness Hale does suggest examples of cases where 'help with accommodation' would be appropriate--where the child had accommodation available but needed help to get to it, or where the child had been supporting themselves but had then lost accommodation--but says that 'it is quite obvious that a sofa-surfing child requires accommodation' and that 'it cannot seriously be suggested that a child who is sofa surfing in this way .
Those who merge daily into freeway traffic from an on-ramp stand-still or know the ATM duck-and-cover run need a little more incentive to go sofa surfing, dude.