When working with populations of people experiencing homelessness, using a trauma-informed lens is critical. Those experiencing homelessness are diverse not only in their demographics, but also in their stories. Many of these stories include trauma, but not necessarily all of them. Working with a trauma informed lens means to ask the question, 'what has happened to you' rather than 'what is wrong with you'. Applying perspective allows for a clearer picture of the overall problem of homelessness on a micro, mezzo, and macro level and what can be done to help solve it. Broad themes such as poverty and family conflict will be broken down to show the diversity of factors that make it a theme of homelessness. Solutions will also be discussed on how to combat those themes on micro, mezzo, and macro levels.