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Shouldn't this be homelessness?

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The homeless were people so poor that they didn't have homes. Homeless people were sometimes called tramps.

During the Great Depression, many homeless people in America lived in shanty towns called Hoovervilles. In 1930, Hooverville residents in New York City were abducted by the Cult of Skaro and converted into pig slaves. (TV: Daleks in Manhattan, Evolution of the Daleks)

During the Blitz, many children were left orphaned and homeless in London. Nancy looked after them and helped them get food. (TV: The Empty Child)

In 1966, a tramp was killed by labourers under WOTAN's control after he discovered them building War Machines. (TV: The War Machines)

In 1968, the Sentience possessed a homeless man named Billy Coote. (PROSE: Nightshade)

In 1969, Melody Pond became homeless after she escaped from the Silents. Six months later, in New York City, a tramp witnessed her regenerate. (TV: Day of the Moon)

Prior to 1971, the documentary Cathy Come Home publicised the issue of homelessness in London. In response, the charity Shelter was established and set up several halfway houses for the homeless in the city. During Dodo Chaplet's period of homelessness following her time at the Glasshouse, she regularly stayed at one such house before moving in with James Stevens. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)

In the 1970s, a tramp named Pigbin Josh was captured and killed by Axos. (TV: The Claws of Axos) Some years later, a tramp was run over by a hovercraft driven by the Third Doctor, who was chasing Lupton. (TV: Planet of the Spiders)

In 1992, a tramp nicknamed Leapy helped the Seventh Doctor defeat a Gantac invasion. (COMIC: Invaders from Gantac!) Later, another tramp became the Doctor's companion. (PROSE: The Tramp's Story)

In 1997, vampires killed many homeless people in San Francisco for their blood. (PROSE: Vampire Science)

On a Christmas Eve in the late 20th century, the Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot stopped a desperate homeless man named Charlie from robbing the Midnight Mission in Los Angeles. (PROSE: Goodwill Toward Men)

In the early 21st century, with increasing pollution bringing declining health, the Butler Institute acquired homeless people as a source of replacement organs for the corporation's employees. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Warhead)

Circa 2006, Torchwood One abducted several homeless people and experimented on them with alien DNA, eventually creating the Chimera. (COMIC: The Legacy of Torchwood One!)

In 2007, a Bruydac killed several homeless people in Cardiff for their spinal fluid. (PROSE: Another Life)

In 2009, Eve abducted four homeless people for companionship. (TV: The Mad Woman in the Attic)

In late December of that year, the Saxon Master killed two homeless men, Tommo and Ginger, for their life force. (TV: The End of Time)

In 2011, a homeless man witnessed a Metalkind's arrival on Earth. He later told Sarah Jane Smith and Rani Chandra what he had seen. (TV: Sky)

Later that year, Clyde Langer met and befriended Ellie Faber and other homeless people when he was under Hetocumtek's curse. (TV: The Curse of Clyde Langer)

In 2012, Henry van Statten, who often had his employees mind-wiped and abandoned on the streets of various cities, suffered this fate himself at the hands of Diana Goddard as punishment for all the deaths caused by his Dalek. (TV: Dalek)

In the 2010s, homeless people in South Wales were targeted by Oblation. The programme involved reconfigured Sorvix fire drones, which gave the homeless the choice of death or injection with experimental drugs. Tyler Steele was one such person, resorting to prostitution in order to make money. He remarked that regular people ignore the plights of the homeless and himself ignored the existence of a homeless friend after being set up at the Hub. Oblation ended when Tyler tagged its creator, Ben, who was burnt to death. (AUDIO: Hostile Environment)

In 2050, Darius Pike encountered two tramps in a junkyard. They locked him in a wardrobe for invading their territory. (TV: Fear Itself)

On Pete's World, John Lumic had Cybus Industries round up homeless people and convert them into Cybermen. (TV: Rise of the Cybermen)

On an unnamed planet in the 82nd century, a tramp tried to eat a burger he found in a dustbin, only to find it was actually Avan Tarklu. (COMIC: The Shape Shifter)