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.
About one-third of homeless men are veterans. In addition to the homeless population, even larger numbers are considered “marginally housed”; they are in danger of becoming homeless because of poverty or unavailable housing. About half the nation's poor households spend 70 percent or more of their monthly income on housing, which puts them at risk of becoming homeless if faced with an economic problem. Because the number of people living in poverty numbers some 37 million, the marginally housed would amount to nearly 20 million people, creating the potential for a vast increase in the size of the homeless population. Those who are housed only because they have been able to stay with
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.
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.”). Today America has many young adults on the streets because of issues at home. There are several issues that would cause a student to become homeless. Running away from family or an intolerable house situation because of physical, emotional, sexual a... ... middle of paper ... ...ut in reality, there are various citizens that are suffering from some kind of financial problem. All over the world there is an issue with poverty and homelessness.
Many people that are homeless are single with kind, had/have welfare and do not have much work experience. The children are so youth that they develop emotional and mental problems. Drug and alcohol abuse become greater once people become homeless. With the proper assistance, all of that could be changed. Although America is the wealthiest country, increasing population of homeless people is becoming a depressing and worrisome problem.
25 % of all homeless people have a mental illness, this means they are not fit to live independently, and instead of getting help from the government, they wander the streets and a lot of the time find closure in using illicit drugs or becoming alcoholics. 68% of people suffering from homelessness is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.the leading causes of homelessness in america is Political, mental and economical reasons.WIth the economy down many Americans are unemployed and can barely sustain a life, and with all the layoffs and job cuts many families are put under terrible circumstances. Even people with good jobs can find themselves in debt from high mortgages, in recent years the rate of foreclosure rose 32%, and studies show that 10% of people looking for shelter in homeless shelters are doing so because of foreclosure. Homelessness is a cycle, once they get that low it is very hard to get themselves back
Overall estimates for Europe as a whole and the USA are each in excess of 3 million people” (An SOS). With these numbers, one can tell that homelessness is obviously an issue if that many people are experiencing poor health and short lives. Not only are homeless people unhealthy because they cannot afford medicine and other things that help their health, but they also face personal dangers while living on the streets. One article discusses some of these dangers homeless people face: “They are more than ten times likely to be robbed than those who have a home” (O’Toole). Homeless people own very minimal belongings, if any, and these statistics show how the small amount of things they might have are often stolen.
The forces, which affect homelessness, are multifaceted. Social forces such as family breakdown, addictions, and mental illnesses are in combined with structural forces such as lack of low-cost housing, insufficient health services, and poor economic conditions. Many would never know that our veteran population makes up a huge number of out homeless population. The focus of this paper is to provide an in depth review of literature, review of group interventions, and a critique of the current group interventions. Review of Literature of Homeless Population Today in the United States homelessness is affecting approximately 1.5 million Americans each year (Brown, Thomas, Cutler, & Hinderlie, 2013).
Homelessness in the U.S is caused by mental illness and is a result of a lack of government services and in this case homelessness will not terminate without the support services to help the people in need. “The persisting spectacle of homeless people on American streets is a continuing indictment of our collective failure to make the basic ingredients of civilized society accessible to all citizens.” (William R. Breakey, MD, Psychiatrist Health Care for the Homeless.) Many things contribute to the resulting number of homeless people, however the main reasons for homelessness are unemployment, low income,... ... middle of paper ... ... 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!” The plastic bottles would be filled up with sand and molded together with mud or cement. These houses would be bullet proof, fire proof, and would maintain a comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.
Falling incomes and less secure jobs which offer fewer benefits leads to additional financial strain on already financially burdened people. The connection between impoverished workers and homelessness can be seen in homeless shelters, many of which house significant numbers of full time wage earners. A survey of 30 U.S cities found that almost one in five homeless people are employed (U.S Conference of Mayors 1998). Thus, for many Americans, work provides no escape from poverty and homelessness. Fewer public assistance is another reason of increasing poverty and homelessness.