This research study deals with the social spaces of people, spending the majority of their everyday life in public places; people, whose lack of residential property forces them to temporarily find sanctuary in emergency overnight accommodations. Although emergency shelters with the potential to stay at during daytime primarily do exist in Styria's capital city, this research focuses on one facility not being able to provide their clients with such a possibility. These clients, however, only represent a small segment of Graz's aid for homeless. People, who mostly can not effort to stay at consumeristic places but are also being regarded "undesirably" at non-consumeristic ones. After this topic's theoretical foundation, questions, such as which locations in Graz homeless people frequently use as domicile and which barriers they have to face are being presented empirically. To answer these questions, not only the executive's, but also the aggrieved party's point of view has been considered. By means of qualitative interviews and a guided inspection of the district by a homeless man, certain problems, which on one hand only arise from the presence of individual groups in public and on the other confront these groups of people on a daily basis could be demonstrated. On this account, this research study, especially for Graz's "aid for homeless" praxis, poses a well-grounded insight on their client's environment and lays the cornerstone for a successful social space orientated social work in this field. Beside the action-guiding aspect of this research study it also provides a practice oriented access to the life reality of people affected by poverty, notably the unsheltered and homeless in Graz, for all those, who want to gain an insight on this topic.