Persuasive Essay On Homeless Population

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Throughout the history of modern civilization, issues have always arose that concerned the public. These issues included things such as the fairness of taxes all the way to pollution in the local rivers. We all share a common goal, however; the well being of the human population, but more specifically, in our own community. One of the largest issues that we have been focusing on in King county is the rise in the homeless population. Although it is a national problem as well, Seattle has made and broken promises to end homelessness in the city, resulting in a very critical local social issue. Without a doubt, the homeless population is on the rise. Everyone has seen a man or woman standing on a street corner with a sign asking for money. With the enormous increase in rent all throughout the city and without a steady income, more people are now living on the streets or in “tent cities”.
In 2010, the Census found that Washington state had the 7th highest homeless population of those over the age of 18 in the nation, with the highest being in New York. It was recorded that 3.3% of America’s homeless live in our state(The Emergency and Transitional
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They even allocated a portion of the city’s so called “rainy day fund” reserve to purchase more beds for the different shelters across the city. According to the Seattle Times staff editorial, Seattle and King County spend $45 million dollars a year on provided services to benefit the homeless. So the obvious question to ask is, “Why hasn’t this ridiculous amount of money solved the problem then?” There is no simple answer to that. The only possible reason is because people are losing their houses every day. Now some of these people may have family they can stay with, but the majority don’t. This is a revolving issue that has to be solved with more than just tossing money at it and hoping it goes

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