People living in poverty or the working poor suffer from the lack of nutritional needs, resources and the poor conditioned shelters. The elderlies spends $167 per month just to live in an 1.5 square meter cage. Their lack of money has already brought them into the fact that they are not able to afford for a better shelter and yet they still have to pay for others t... ... middle of paper ... ...ted elderlies living in poverty. Wealth disparity is due to the enormous gap of poverty and wealth, there are wealthy families and yet there are also a lot of people suffering from the bad conditions of their living. The dangers of wealth disparity can be people living in poverty not able to live safely in their shelter and not meeting their nutritional needs daily.
The reasons and consequences of homelessness to an individual, and to the community, are widespread. In 2014, a census by the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Onondaga County determined that 851 people were homeless in Onondaga County; that is, “Having no home or permanent place of residence” (“homeless”). Several conditions lead to homelessness; some are caused by uncontrolled events, while others are self-inflicted. More often than not, being homeless is not a choice. Most people would love to have a residency to call their own, however, life can be challenging, therefore, making that impossible.
A man in dark sunglasses and an expensive Armani suit walks down the street. In his right hand there is a briefcase. His fingers are clenched tightly around the handle.In the shadows lies a poor beggar. The beggar asks the man with the briefcase for some spare change. The man with the briefcase, under his breath replies, "Get a job.
More specifically, an affordable home. The meaning of this word affordable changed a lot throughout this book, as Ehrenreich’s wealth also fluctuated. With such fluctuations, she struggled to maintain a steady household, and thus she was constantly moving houses. This issue is the case for many Americans, and the reason homelessness is so prominent in American society. Many homeless Americans work jobs, but that is only enough to pay for food, and the other bare necessities.
This topic can be defined as economic inequality. For many years it has been unavoidable, which has made poverty reduction a primary goal for many. Most times individuals think of poverty as being hungry, naked and homeless but it is said that poverty is more about being unwanted and uncared for. An argument that most Americans take is that those in poverty do not work hard for what they want, however there has been many instances that prove different. Others wonder how poverty still exists with all of the government-aided programs in the world, howe... ... middle of paper ... ...ruggling.
This fact shows that people tend to become homeless out of unavoidable situations. There are people who do have work but they earn too little to pay for monthly payments bills like electricity, cell phone bills, water, car payments, and etc. If a person loses his job, then they obviously have no way to pay for anything at all. The homelessness is a growing issue and it needs help and action. This can be accomplished by building affordable housing units to low income people and helping drug addicts overcome their addictions and giving people with mental illnesses affordable healthcare.
The people who lived in cities needed cheap homes as the Industrial Revolution continued to grow. Industrial Revolution brought not just dreadful housing conditions but many families were having economic problems because they were getting paid too little. Many people were not able to feed their kids every day and sent them to sleep on empty stomachs until they got to work the next day. On the other hand landlords failed to keep the houses in working condition due to the raising population, as image 7 shows the great number of poor people on the streets. Unmaintained houses became dangerous for those living there as image 5 demo... ... middle of paper ... ...healthy life conditions including clean drinking water, sanitation, regular garbage pick-up and medical care as picture 13 illustrate.
(Family promise, http://www.share-international.org/archives/homelessness/hl-mlaroof.htm) At the most basic economic level, homelessness is caused by poverty and unemployment. The poor simply cannot afford a shelter. Many people would like to deal with all of this stuff that’s happening with the homeless but they can’t because there are simply not enough companies or groups of people that can provide and help the homeless. (Family promise, http://www.share-international.org/archives/homelessness/hl-mlaroof.htm) There are different two types of homelessness, Extreme homelessness and regular homelessness. Extreme homelessness is where it’s cold; the weather is bad, maybe even getting picked on by people, receiving abuse from people and so on.
The Homeless in America " I never imagined that I would be homeless." Although I have read this statement made over and over again, the facts behind it remain astonishing. The facts are that there are millions of homeless in America today. Many of these people had no choice but to become homeless. Economic problems such as being laid off work, or the rise in the cost of housing had lead people to live on the streets.
There are many people who have jobs but are still homeless because they cannot afford things due to our very bad economy. Others are Vietnam veterans who have gone through so much in the Vietnam War that their lives will never be the same. The most common reason for people being homeless is people who are mentally ill. Some cannot pay to get treated and end up on the streets because no one will hire them which makes it almost impossible for them to receive money. You could be well educated and have a well paying job but still be homeless due to our current economic situation.