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There is a shortage of 18.78 million houses in the country. Total number of houses has increased from 52.06 million to 78.48 million (as per 2011 census). However, the country still ranks as the 124th wealthiest country in the world as of 2003. More than 90 million people in India make less than US$1 per day, thus setting them below the global poverty threshold.The ability of the Government of India to tackle urban homelessness and poverty may be affected in the future by both external and internal factors. The number of people living in slums in India has more than doubled in the past two decades and now exceeds the entire population of Britain, the Indian Government has announced. About 78 million people in India live in slums and tenements. 17% of the world’s slum dwellers reside in India.

Homelessness increased following the wave of Soviet immigration in 1991. As many as 70 percent of homeless people in Tel Aviv are immigrants from the former Soviet Union, nearly all of them men. According to homeless shelter founder Gilad Harish, “when the recession hit Israel in the early 90s, the principle of ‘last in, first out’ kicked in, and many Russian immigrants lost their jobs. Being new to the country, they didn’t have a strong family support system to fall back on like other Israelis do. Some ended up on the street with nowhere to go.

Homelessness in New Zealand has been linked to the general issue of lack of suitable housing. The homeless population is generally measured through the country’s census and by universities and other academic centres. In 2009, urban homelessness (rough sleepers or improvised dwellings) were estimated at less than 300, while rural homelessness (improvised dwellings) was estimated between 500 and 1000. An additional 8,000–20,000 live in “temporary accommodation unsuited for long-term habitation (caravans, campgrounds, substandard housing and boarding houses).” Homelessness in New Zealand has traditionally been reduced by the provision of state housing, similar to Germany and other developed countries.

After the abolition of serfdom in Russia in 1861, major cities experienced a large influx of former peasants who sought jobs as industrial workers in rapidly developing Russian industry. These people often lived in harsh conditions, sometimes renting a room shared between several families. There also was a large number of shelterless homeless. Immediately after the October Revolution a special program of “compression” was enabled: people who had no shelter were settled in flats of those who had large flats with only one room left to previous owners. The flat was declared state property. This led to a large number of shared flats where several families lived simultaneously. Nevertheless, the problem of complete homelessness was mostly solved as anybody could apply for a room or a place in dormitory (the number of shared flats steadily decreased after large-scale residential building program was implemented starting in the 1960s).

 

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