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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Aiden found himself alone and homeless, sleeping in everything from a car to a tent or just sofa surfing as he struggled with mental scars.
When I first went to Depaul I was street homeless, after staying with friends and sofa surfing for a couple of years.
TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: "The housing affordability crisis is condemning people to a life of soaraway rents, living with their parents, or sofa surfing.
The couple have been reduced to sofa surfing at friends' and relatives' properties.
The Ogiers have been reduced to sofa surfing, living out of bags, binliners and holdalls, and reliant on the goodwill of friends and relatives.
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.
At the time his client was at a low ebb, had separated from his partner and was sofa surfing.
They reveal that no-one who is sleeping in a doorway, up a fire escape, sofa surfing or living in temporary accommodation such as hostels is counted.
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.
SOFA SURFING When you are choosing a key item like a sofa, research is essential.
I'm talking food fights to sofa surfing to female wrestling.
I spent about six weeks sofa surfing, asking friends, family, anybody, if I could stay with them.