Welcome to our page dedicated to free homeless people games. When you play our fun online hobo games, you can cause trouble just like a real homeless person. We have free web games were you get to beg for money on the streets, rob people and businesses, and annoy the cops. As a smelly homeless person, you can battle with police officers, get arrested, and even join prison brawls. Take your classless, failed character, and give the hobos something to live for. We even have hobo web games where you can turn the homeless into the rich. Our large hand-picked collection of free hobo games combine violent action with silly humor. You might laugh like crazy while controlling your homeless madman. When you live on the streets, you've got nothing to lose. So, forget about being responsible, and just have fun. Swing your dirty fists, fart on foes, and find deadly weapons to use. Make sure nothing gets in between you and your dreams of raising hell! You will for sure find at least one fun online game on our website that you will enjoy.
Hobo is a derogatory slang term used in reference to homeless people, sometimes the word bum is also used. The term originated in the Northwestern United States around 1890. The origin of the term is unknown. It was originally used for describing traveling poor workers. To cope with the uncertainties of hobo life, hobos developed a system of symbols, or a visual code. Hobos would write this code with chalk or coal to provide directions, information, and warnings to others in "the brotherhood". A symbol would indicate "turn right here", "beware of hostile railroad police", "dangerous dog", "food available here", and so on. Unlike a tramp, who works only when forced to, and a bum, who does not work at all, a hobo is a homeless person that actually want to work.
According to WikiPedia most countries provide a variety of services to assist homeless people. They often provide food, shelter and clothing and may be organized and run by community organizations (often with the help of volunteers) or by government departments. In 2005, an estimated 100 million people worldwide were homeless, and as many as 1 billion people live as squatters, refugees or in temporary shelter, all lacking adequate housing. Within the European Union (EU) it is esimated to be about 3 million homeless people, compared to about 300,000 in Canada, and 650,000 in the United States. In western countries, the large majority (75 -80%) of homeless are men. The number of homeless people worldwide has grown steadily in recent years.
Homelessness is the condition of people without a regular dwelling. People who are homeless are most often unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure and adequate housing. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless two trends are largely responsible for the rise in homelessness over the past 20-25 years: a growing shortage of affordable rental housing and a simultaneous increase in poverty. Homelessness and poverty are inextricably linked. Poor people are frequently unable to pay for housing, food, childcare, health care, and education. Difficult choices must be made when limited resources cover only some of these necessities. Often it is housing, which absorbs a high proportion of income that must be dropped. If you are poor, you are essentially an illness, an accident, or a paycheck away from living on the streets.