Research is always done about the numbers and statistics of homeless students and there are some methods to escape the streets but the number still continues to grow. Solutions to help eliminate homeless students in a community. Homeless has changed in the past years, in the first beginning of homelessness, it meant people who were very poor but stayed in cheap hotels. Today being homeless means being houseless. Several changes in the 70's through the 80's may have been reason for homelessness due to the cheap hotel prices going up and of course one simple cannot afford housing if he or she is homeless ("Homelessness.”).
No one really found a way to end homelessness. A lot of homelessness come from drugs, people who ran away from their homes,lost jobs,education,veterans, changing in housing markets,people with illness and ethnic. All homeless people have different reasons and stories to how they are homeless not all homeless people are going through homelessness for the same thing as people think they are (Burt 16). Over 670,000 americans are homeless , 48 million are hungry every single night and 462 million live in poverty. Homelessness has increased more in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Christiana Lines Mr. Schottland AP Comparative Government 5/24/2014 Helping the Homeless It is shocking to know that approximately 3.5 million people in the United States, 1.35 million of them children, are likely to experience homelessness in a given year . About 40 percent of single homeless people are abusing drugs or alcohol and sadly, the majority of homeless people with addictive disorders have never received any type of drug or alcohol treatment . Not only is homelessness an economic issue, but it is a social one as well. Homelessness is increasing in the United States and it is a problem that which strikes Americans of every age, religion and ethnicity and affects people from urban and rural communities alike. A few factors contribute to the increase in homelessness.
The economy is going downhill and many people are suffering to make ends meet. Those who are not able to pay rent or mortgage end up on the streets of America. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness data report, a national organization dedicated to ending homelessness in America, “there were 578,424 people who were experiencing homelessness” on a single night in January. There are more children, veterans,
In fact, between 600,000 and 760,000 people are homeless every night (Hurley 31),and 1.3 million people are homeless at some point each year (“Impact of Homelessness on Children” 1). Unfortunately, homeless people are forced to live on the streets, in abandoned premises or find overnight community shelters. Still a vast majority of the homeless community don’t have a roof over their head. People become homeless because of multiple reasons such as war and natural disasters. Some may have had abusive partners, been divorce or suffered a loss of their spouse.
The number of homeless people in the United States has been an arguable issue for a while. Advocates for the homeless claim that there are several million homeless people; however, recent studies suggest that the homeless number from 600,000 to 700,000. Exact numbers are impossible to collect because researchers define homelessness in different ways and because the homeless are transitory. The number of people predicted to become homeless in any given year is estimated to be three to five times the number of people who are homeless at any given moment. The US Census Bureau attempted to count homeless people in the 1990 census.
“Homelessness stems from a lack of affordable housing. Increasing rents, destruction of traditional low-income housing, and cuts in federal housing programs threaten affordable housing with extinction” (NLCHP). Most people in poverty have a housing affordability crisis, which means that they pay more than half of their income for rent, so therefore they have to buffer to deal with unforeseen expenses. This indicates a constantly struggle financially therefore anything such as an accident, sick child, or loss of employment could tip you over the edge. Some including factors that contrib... ... middle of paper ... ....
Homelessness occurs because many people cannot afford housing, do not have a job, receive low income, are mentally ill or have a drug addiction (Coalition for the Homeless). Homelessness affects society in a variety of ways making it a social issue. It causes economic downturn, increases poverty, and also causes family dysfunction. Since January of 2002 the homelessness rate has increased 69 percent. There are more than 52,400 homeless individuals that sleep in a homeless shelter in New York City, and thousands that are sleeping on the street and in trains.
Or they sleep in public buildings like railway or bus stations, or in night shelters set up to provide homeless people with a bed. (Leach, Monte. "A Roof Is Not Enough - a Look at Homelessness Worldwide, by Monte Leach, Share International Archives." N.p., 12 Jan. 2016). New York is the second place where there are more homeless people.
“Homelessness is a symptom of systemic poverty” (www.kansascity.com). Since 2012, the homeless rate has risen more than 7% in Kansas City, MO alone. According to a 2012 count survey by the homeless coalition services, roughly 2,434 unduplicated individuals were homeless in Kansas City. Of those 70% were sheltered and 30% were on the streets. Since reported on any given night here in the metro more than 3,000 adults and 7,500 kids are homeless in our area.