Whether you are safe and snug in your own home or sleeping on the floor of the Glory Hole tonight, you are part of the housing market of this community.
The difference is about a whole lot of things, some of them under your control, some of them not. The important thing is that the need and desire for shelter is universal. I know some will say a person chooses to be homeless because of various factors. In my 18 years working with the homeless, I have yet to meet the individual they describe; at least not when he or she is sober or coherent.