Many people today are homeless because they have lost their homes to foreclosure because of the job crisis. According to data taken in 1988 it was estimated that approximately 500,000 to 600,000 people were homeless (par. 6). Homeless people are viewed as filthy, dirty people with unwashed clothes and living in cardboard boxes in alley ways or in old cars. This is not always the truth.
Most homeless people have made some critical mistakes in their lives and need help. There are a lot of people that live pay check to pay check and are on the verge of being homeless themselves. Before you can belittle a homeless person, envision yourself in their shoes. How would you feel if you were a homeless person? I know I would dislike begging for money on a daily basis.
(4) This accounts for almost all homeless, but there are also other factors that can contribute as well. There are many people with addiction problems that make them homeless. It's not because they are addicted to drugs, because many people live quite well with an addiction problem, but they could be in a hard point financially, and could be driven to the streets because of money issues. The hard part for them is getting off the streets once they're on them. Since so much of their money goes to drugs, most drug addicts can't overcome being homeless once they have been for more than 6 months.
We as people must humble ourselves sometimes and remember that other people are not as fortunate as us and are suffering far more then what some of our minds can even imagine. I have had several bad experiences with the homeless which in turn made me cold towards them and made me ignore them, but recently I got the chance to work directly with our local homeless at the Merced Rescue Mission. I was there all day, and helped with anything and everything I could. This gave me the opportunity to get to know and talk to some of the homeless there, as well as see how they were living, and what their lives consist of, being homeless. I could not believe some of the things I seen.
Homelessness has become a major occurrence around the world. Due to the many impacts of life people in today’s world have become subject to living on the streets. Many people are destitute and are unable to pay bills and feed addictions which leads to them picking their addictions and losing their homes. Many jobs were lost in the recession and some have never recovered from that loss. Abusive relationships appear more often and leave the victim homeless in order to become safe.
There are many people who are homeless in the United States. They have had it very rough in life because they don’t have the same advantages as the middle class. The homeless have to make some difficult decisions in order to keep their family safe and living. Homelessness affects their health by diseases and mentally by trauma. Homelessness affects families and their way of life.
Most of these homeless people have been seen to be seeking shelter solutions in various areas such as under bridges, abandoned houses and unsheltered locations such as cars, streets and in public recreational parks. Homelessness has been caused by various factors among them poverty and the lack of public support by the affected governments. This paper looks at the persisting homelessness problem. It looks at the current numbers of affected people, the causes of this problem in the public spaces and it goes further to
Solutions to Homelessness in Delaware Overview Homelessness is a social issue that has been overlooked for too long. It can be observed in many states worldwide. The rising population of homeless people affects those characterized as homeless, their families subjected to the lifestyle, and the communities where homelessness exists. There are many solutions but only a few will be discussed. Improving existing shelters and building new shelters are general solutions.
There are fewer places for poor people to rent than before. The U.S needs at least 7 million more affordable apartments for low income families (Ending Homelessness 12). The government does not help as much as you think. Cities are increasingly making homelessness a crime. Many people are homeless because they cannot afford rent.
Many of the homeless who are not currently working are making a very large effort in trying to find any job out there and available, but they are constantly being discriminated against by the work force. In fact, in the book The Homeless Opposing Viewpoints backs up the fact the homeless want jobs by stating,”Since 2000, they have seen a doubling amount of homeless applicants still scrabbling to maintain jobs”(The Homeless