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.
50% of homeless adults were also homeless as children C. Homelessness affects veterans 1. It is estimated that 1/3 of the homeless are veterans. II. Why are these people homeless? A. I asked my friend his opinion and he replied, “It’s their own fault.
"It has been estimated that fewer than 200,000 veterans may be homeless on any given night and that twice as many veterans experience homelessness during a year." (Homeless Veterans Pro... ... middle of paper ... ...hat ever 1 out of 3 homeless is a veteran. One to three is a big ratio of homeless veterans. The ratio of homeless veterans should be reduced or vanished. Veterans deserve better for risking their lives of us.
One in three live on less than a dollar a day (Snah). This shows there are different causes and people experience problems in their lives. Any one of us can become homeless in a matter of seconds because “one bad circumstance or series of unlucky or unfortunate events can lead to homelessness” (Bolster). Four to five times as many people experience homelessness in one year than in one day. Eight hundred thousand is a lot of people, right?
For example, “35% of the homeless populations are families with children, which is the fastest growing segment of the homeless population” (National Student Campaign). Even though the parents of the families struggle more, they try to not let their children live in a shelter. They would rather send them to a close relative because of the lack of safety at shelters. There are 30% of people that have experienced domestic abuse that are homeless. It will mostly be the woman that runs away from a domestic violence partner, but she doesn’t have anywhere to go so she ends up being homele... ... middle of paper ... ...ttp://www.americanaidfoundation.org/homeless%20comfort%20&%20care/Homeless%20Comfort%20&%20Care.html>.
According to one study, 90 percent of suicidal teenagers believed their families did not understand them. Young people reported that when they tried to tell their parents about their feelings of unhappiness or failure, their mother and father denied or ignored their point of view (1). Suicide can be prevented; in fact, suicide prevention has saved over ten percent of teens who have tried to attempt suicide (1). In this paper I will prove that although, suicide is a serious epidemic amongst teens in the U.S., it can also be prevented. "I'm depressed."
Since 2011 more than 7% people who live in the state of Kansas City has become homeless. We are not actually sure why this rate has risen over the last 2 years. Maybe because of a bad economy and loses of jobs. The most common people who are counted as being homeless are: Victims of Domestic Violence, after deciding to leave an abusive relationship they often have nowhere to go for those who have few resources. Lack of money needed to afford housing and long waiting lists for assisted housing means that women and/or women and their families are forced to choose between abuse at home and life on the streets.
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. (1) Mental illness is also a big issue causing homelessness. Approximately 22% of single white male homeless people are suffering from a severe mental illness. (1) The main reason is because Millions of mental patients were dis-institutionalized in the 50's and 60's, and affordable housing wasn't an issue until the 80's, when many of them were reaching 50 and couldn't work and afford housing. L... ... middle of paper ... ... are seen and treated in our society.
The average age of all of the homeless teenagers is 14.7 years old. Of all the homeless people, 50% of them are African American, 35% are white, 12% are Hispanic, 2% are Native American, and the remaining 1% are Asian (Statistic Brain). Homelessness impacts others by, well, them not having a home to live in or sleep in. It also affects them in many other ways. For example, homeless children get sick four times more often than other children (National Center on Family Homelessness).
Some homeless are substance abusers; research suggests one in four. Many of these are included in the 25% who are mentally ill. Less than six percent of the homeless are homeless by choice. 30% of the homeless are employed on a full-time or part-time basis. Someone who works full-time at a minimum-wage job takes home about $900.00 per month and is at great risk for homelessness. Many people in the Grand Traverse Region pay 50%-60% of their income for housing.