The threads of the door frame hinges in your house have been stripped. The door latch is not secure to the frame now. Is there an affordable method to secure the door latch to the frame/wall?
Push a part of a cleanex or tissue paper into the hole. Use a skinny screwdriver or ice pick to jam the tissue paper into the hole. Now the screw should stay in the hole as it will hold on to the tissue paper after it is screwed in.