Homelessness poses a serious threat in all countries as people are exposed in an unsafe environment and try to live on change. “Do you have any spare change?” No I don’t have spare change, get a job you animal. We see people all over the streets holding signs and bringing their children to ask for change but during that whole time they could be doing something productive, like getting a job. Homelessness is a problem everywhere and its worse in other countries but here in America we have it rough. We have the means to fix homelessness with giving jobs to them in the fields of science and energy.
Although homelessness might be a choice to some, no one knows the hardships these people have gone through. Some assume these people are just lazy but in reality a lot of these homeless people have jobs of their own, they just can’t afford housing and a decent life. Everyone has their own opinion on homeless people, but that does not change the fact that one should still serve the homeless. Not because homeless people need help but because we are
This is why cities around the world should open more community shelters. This will help the homeless feel safe and secure that they won’t have to struggle with the weather conditions, lack of food or money, and the insecurity of living alone on the streets. Homelessness around the world is growing, especially in the United States. Drugs, alcohol, and lack of jobs are the main causes of homelessness. Community shelters are nearby to help house the homeless but since the number of homelessness is increasing, the amount of space in them are limited.
The Horror of Being Homeless A popular misconception about homelessness is that the homeless population brought their sorrow upon themselves by abusing drugs and alcohol, uncontrollably gambling their money away, or using their money irresponsibly. This leads to people thinking they should not give away their money to the homeless, but to charities claiming to help the homeless community, but what people don’t know is that most charities often do not use the donations to help, but use them for their own advantages. Therefore, people should give money directly and unconditionally to homeless people to help them stay away from the horrible homeless shelters, overcome the reasons that caused them to be homeless, and help them find a good and
The year 1920-1941 was an era of destitution in America. Even if the 1920’s were recognized as period of prosperity and new technology, the poverty that followed was unimaginable. The situation affected all types of people regardless of skin color and social status. When the banking system collapse people stopped spending in fear of loosing everything, because of this business owners had to reduce production as well as workers, as a result many lost their job and suffer in deep poverty. The seen of starving children and desperate parents on a street has become common.
Over two-million people live in emergency shelters, and transitional housing. With so many people living in poverty, it gives us a better understanding as to why there are so many homeless people today. Having no food, and relying on food kitchens, garbage scraps, and stealing food, is a very tragic situation. With no protection from the elements, many of them will die from heat strokes, or quite frankly, freeze to death. The average american purchases food and other household goods for their families, and some never stop to think of those less... ... middle of paper ... ... idea to look down on others, because you might easily find yourself in the same situation.
Many mention that they tried downplaying their homeless status in order not to get arrested for petty crimes, for example, dumpster diving or simply sitting on the sidewalks (2011). The stigmatization on homeless people give them an impression that they are worthless and to the eyes of the outsiders they are generalized as worthless as well. This research was short-term yet gave a great insight on not only how the homeless view themselves but how they believe other view them. They acknowledge that once a community is renovated it becomes more difficult to fit in and things like sitting in a side walk may cause you jail time (gentrification and “zero tolerance). The questions were simple which made interviewers express themselves more
“The US Interagency Council on Homelessness has strongly advised local governments not to enact laws criminalizing homelessness as it fails to increase access to services and tends to create additional barriers for homeless people while also undermining the impact of service providers Building a Movement to End Homelessness).” Criminalization of the homeless sends the message to the public that homeless people are criminals and should not be helped. What needs to be understood is that
The issues of poverty and homelessness go hand and hand. The two are so closely intertwined that we often fail to see that they are in reality one problem, and that the homeless, excluding the handicapped, the aged, and the mentally ill, is merely the most severe expression of it. Charity and handouts do not solve the problems, although they often soften the blow. The impoverished continue to fight their battle to survive, and hope, and pray that the next day will be better then the last. When we speak of the poor, we speak as though they are an unchanging and faceless group to be pity despised or feared.
“In twentieth-century America the history of poverty begins with most working people living on the edge of destitution, periodically short of food, fuel, clothing, and shelter” (Poverty in 20th Century America). Poverty possesses the ability to completely degrade a person, as well as a family, but it can also make that person and family stronger. In The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, a family of immigrants has to live in severe poverty in Packingtown, a suburb of Chicago. The poverty degrades the family numerous times, and even brings them close to death. Originally the family has each other to fall back on, but eventually members of the family must face numerous struggles on their own, including “hoboing it” and becoming a prostitute.