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The Homelessness Problem Of Homelessness

- There are too many connecting issues that have caused homelessness to escalate from a lifestyle that was really only lived by middle aged individuals with a substance abuse problem, to a condition that is endured everyday by a diverse number of people. The 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress reveals that 36 percent of the homeless population consisted of individuals in families--over half of which were children--17.8 percent was made up by the chronically homeless, and an estimated 10 percent was comprised of veterans....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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Homelessness Is A Problem Of Homelessness

- ... That 's why you see a lot of abandoned homes or some people lost their homes because the couldn 't afford to pay on it nomore or try to fix it. New Orleans need more home workers to help out people that can 't afford to get their homes fix so they can be back where they started at before the storm hit and destroyed their homes. We don 't need houses just sitting around New Orleans because homeless people don 't even have homes to live at. The ten year plan of New Orleans plan to end homelessness....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Street children]

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The Homelessness Problem Of Homelessness

- ... The research shows that in January of the year twenty fifteen, homeless numbers in the United States decreased by nearly two percent representing a total decline of eleven thousand seven hundred and forty-two people in the period between the year twenty fourteen and twenty fifteen. An overall reduction of eleven percent or eighty-two thousand five hundred and fifty people has been recorded in the United States since the year two thousand and seven. The study shows that there are more than thirty-six thousand nine hundred unaccompanied youth and children who spend the night in unsheltered places every single day....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Supportive housing]

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Homelessness : The Problem Of Homelessness

- Without a Roof, and America Remains Aloof With all of the wealth and overindulgence in our society, it is hard to fathom that there are people in our community who do not have a place to live. Homelessness is clearly a significant, complex, and expensive social issue here in Santa Barbara County. According to Santa Barbara’s Healthcare for the Homelessness website, it has been calculated that close to 6,250 people including men, women, and children, as well as families, have no place to call home here in our county....   [tags: Homelessness, Mental disorder, Health care]

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Homelessness : Homelessness, Homelessness And How Services Such As Food And Clothing Banks Service People

- ... Though the homelessness can hit anyone, there are groups that are becoming homeless at a faster rate than anyone else and that is families with children. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, “23% of all homeless people were from families with children in 2007”. In some US cities it has risen by 15% and after the recession in 2009, even more people became homeless after they were laid off from their jobs and others lost their businesses. What causes Homelessness. The causes of homelessness are diverse....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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The Homelessness Of The United States

- ... Finally, permanent supportive housing refers to providing housing and services on a long-term basis for those struggling with homelessness. Permanent supportive housing is typically the end goal for an individual struggling with homelessness. While some of these methods have proven more effective than others in combatting the influx of homelessness in America, none of these programs have proven to be totally effective. According to Collins et al. (2012) traditional methods such as these fail to both, engage the many members of the diverse homeless population, and address the complex issues they are facing....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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The Causes And Effects Of Homelessness

- There are over 500,000 homeless individuals that roam through streets without knowing where their next meal is. To many it doesn 't make a difference whether they see homeless people on the streets. Some even have hatred towards them, furthermore hurt them greatly. People view them as disgusting individuals that need to learn the way of life, however they are just like every other human being they are, citizens, they live in the residency, they just don 't have a place to live at or food to eat....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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The Rise in Youth Homelessness in Canada

- Today in Canada, a rise in youth homelessness is being observed across the country. Despite common assumptions, the issue of street youth is not isolated to Toronto or Montreal, but has become pervasive across the country. Although accurate statistics are impossible to come by, the disturbing reality is that both urban centers and rural communities nationwide, are struggling to provide their youth with adequate, affordable housing. Issues surrounding the supply and affordability of housing, combined with personal circumstances characterized by instability, are distancing youth’s access to housing....   [tags: Sociology, Homelessness]

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Homelessness And Its Effects On Society

- Homelessness refers to a situation whereby, an individual or family does not have access to a safe shelter or a permanent place of residence. As a result, the affected individual ends up living in places that are not meant for human inhabitation. Homelessness causes people to live under some devastating conditions and impact to other undesirable effects. These effects range from drug abuse, health problems and even the development of the individual’s behavior (Pankratz). Besides that, the effects of homelessness on the affected individuals also have negative consequences on the society....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness]

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Homelessness Prevention

- Prevention Homelessness has become a problem in the city of Cincinnati. Many families are homeless because of job layoffs and exhausted unemployment benefits. Some employed families but do not earn enough wages to support a family and pay for adequate housing. Some people just plain refuse to pay their rent, as a result, the family will receive an eviction from their dwelling and because of the eviction, either they cannot obtain affordable housing under low income status or can’t afford the market rent, therefore they become homeless....   [tags: Homelessness]

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Homelessness : Housing And Urban Development

- ... Mental illness, drug or alcohol problems, unemployment, high living expenses, loss of a job, injury, the list continues. Nevertheless, each one of these individuals or families fall into one of three distinctive patterns of homelessness. Essentially the most sever type of homelessness is chronic homeless, defined as “either (1) an unaccompanied individual with a disabling condition who has been continuously homeless for a year or more, OR (2) an unaccompanied individual with a disabling condition who has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years.” In 2015, 83,170 (15%) people were considered chronically homeless, which has decreased 30% since 2007....   [tags: Homelessness, Unemployment]

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Preventing Homelessness in the United States

- The United States will continue to be a developed country if the numbers of people holding cardboard on the street do not decrease. 1 out of 7 people in U.S suffer from hunger and are forced to sleep in parks, under bridges, in shelters or cars (Hunger and Homelessness 1).Every year, the homeless population grows in United States. People become homeless because of many reasons. Because they are homeless, they have been struggling in every way that human possible can have. In order to get back on their feet, they need help in every way....   [tags: Homelessness Essays]

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The Homelessness Of The United States

- ... There are food pantry’s and clothes pantry’s that the homeless can utilize for food and clothing. The homeless arrive in a city and the first thing they try to do is to find the shelters. They also look for places to get clean or as clean as they can. There are non-profits that are working towards a health care program for the homeless. “The mission of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council is to eliminate homelessness by ensuring comprehensive health care and secure housing for everyone” (National Healthcare, 2011)....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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The Effects Of Homelessness On The Homeless Population

- ... The lack of income has a direct effect on maintaining a place to live which is why many became homeless in the first place (IOM, 1998). There will always be some controversy surrounding the challenge of counting the actual number of homeless when they do not have a fixed residence. In 2014, there were approximately 1900 homeless people in Jackson County. Over 400 were under 18 years of age and over 250 were veterans, however the numbers are probably higher due to lack of reach for the survey (KCMO, 2016)....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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Youth Homelessness : Germany And Denmark

- ... Denmark’s homeless population is small in comparison to the entire United States. Walking down the streets of many metropolitan areas in the U.S, a person is often faced with an often ignored problem: youth homelessness, according to the National coalition for the homeless 5% to 7% of American youths become homeless in any given year, 75% of homeless or runaway youth have dropped out or will drop out of school and between 20% and 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT (2014). Youth homelessness in Denmark and Germany is approached differently than the U.S., There are institutions set up for young people to keep them from having to live on the streets....   [tags: Homelessness, Unemployment]

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Homelessness And Its Effects On America

- ... Moreover, homelessness starts when a person or a group of people such as family has to live on the streets. At that time, the negative effects start. The first step is to choose the right place to have a new life, but most homeless people are looking for a warm and dry place to avoid being in a cold or rainy weather. Some homeless people who have families are living in shelters where volunteers help them by serving free food and directing them to the right place to sleep in the shelter. (Consulting, 2015) found that 1,887 homeless people were on the streets in Portland on the night of January 28, 2015....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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The Social Issue Of Homelessness

- This paper will explain approaches to resolve the social issue of homelessness in the state of Delaware. It will also explain a few reasons why homelessness should be addressed the correct way to potentially end it. I will describe the correlations of homelessness and health, the crimes involving and against the homeless, and lastly the families subjected to homelessness. A few solutions will be recommended in this paper also to optimistically achieve the goal of assisting the homeless and improving the assistance already given....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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Homelessness : Causes And Solutions

- ... The individual can also be a victim of judgment that can prevent his access to employment, housing, justice and social welfare. Systems failures include poor government support in child welfare, mental health and addiction facilities and lack of support for minorities, refugees and immigrants. Personal factors relate to individual circumstances; these include traumatic life events like loss of job, home, family break ups or domestic abuse, health problems or disabilities and addiction. Many homeless are those who have been released from institutions like jails and hospitals particularly mental facilities....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness]

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Long Term Solutions For Homelessness

- ... However, I believe this can be fixed by getting rid of the ignorance many have about the severity of this issue in my area. First off, homeless children typically still attend elementary school and high school, however, do not have the resources and time after school to focus on their academics. This creates a disadvantage as people in this group don’t meet the standards to achieve their diploma. In Ontario, as well as other provinces and countries, without a diploma or some type of degree, finding a job is extremely difficult....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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The Epidemic of Homelessness in America

- Because of the weak economy and high unemployment rates homelessness is on the rise at an alarming rate. Homelessness is worse in some areas of the United States compared to other areas because of incomes that are drastically falling, jobs that are no longer very secure which offer fewer benefits to the worker and their family members. The United States is experiencing the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Necessary wages made by the hour only improved by one-sixth of the rate from 2007 for employees in production work....   [tags: Homelessness Essays]

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Homelessness And Its Effects On The Community

- Homelessness is one of the issues in my community which is making life uneasy for the residents and there is the need for this to be addressed by the government as soon as possible. People are living around the streets, shelters, dilapidated buildings and even in abandoned cars parked at some corners of the street. This is due to job loss, divorce, and substance abuse and it is posing a threat to those of us who live in the area; we feel uncomfortable to live in fear. The health and the well - being of individuals and public safety have been woefully affected....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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The Effects Of Homelessness On The Society

- ... I do not understand how someone could leave their family member living on the streets and be satisfied with the decision they made. Being in this Sociology class, and learning about social problems changed my perspective on homelessness and taught me many things that I did not know. I was very shocked at what I learned. The reason being is from what I was always taught. It just seemed as if African Americans always had it bad in life, I could not believe, when it was stated in class, that there are more Caucasians that are homeless than there are African Americans....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness]

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Veteran Homelessness Out Of Control

- Veteran Homelessness out of control Research Question Why has veteran homelessness gotten out of control. Thesis Homelessness among veterans needs to end because veterans have resources going to waste if unused, makes the military look bad, and it cost tax payers money. Introduction In 2013 Lane County did a One Night Homeless Count (ONHC), out of 1,751 homeless people counted, 229 of them were Veterans. That is an outrageous amount considering the resources out there for veterans and their families....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness]

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Homelessness Is A Major Problem

- ... Attending a conference where a homeless hotspot is introduced would catch my attention, because the homeless could use the help by our society. Homelessness is a major problem in our society already, so why not try to fix the problem instead of ignoring it. Homeless hotspot could also possibly help the homeless get back into society, when they realize people are interested in talking to them and also listening to their story. A hotspot will benefit both individuals, the people coming to the convention, and also the homeless because they both get something out of David Maze: no capital required David Maze: either form or matter but not both the hotspot....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness]

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Homelessness Is A Major Public Health Problem

- Homelessness is a major public health problem throughout the United States due to increasing income disparities.1 About 650,000 people are homeless on any given day.2 Homelessness not only affects individuals, but families which include adults, children who may also experience mental illness, disabilities, or substance abuse.3 Homelessness is correlated with mental illness, substance abuse as well as loss of employment, poor health and, limited access to resources. While the state budget immediately considers fund housing initiatives to solve chronic homelessness it may not be the most efficient policy that this population needs....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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System Failure Causes Homelessness

- Everyone has gone without something at some point in their lives. Maybe new clothes, cell phone, cable TV, but how many have gone without a place that they can call home. It was estimated that during 2009 on any given night there was 664,414 people staying in a shelter somewhere in the United States (Khadduri & Culhane, 2010a). Through 2009, 1.56million different people were recorded to have used an emergency housing shelter (Khadduri& Culhane, 2010a). These numbers do not account for those who did not use emergency housing shelters, but were defined as homeless....   [tags: causes of homelessness]

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Homelessness In Canada

- If you do not already know what homelessness means, it is someone who is not able to live in a stable residence because of financial or psychological problems, so they are forced to live on the streets or put themselves on the streets, because they feel it would be a better fit. Homelessness in Canada is a very large and concerning issue because of the growing population. We need to ask our selves what causes homelessness, why are so many youth involved with homelessness and what can we change so that the homelessness problem in Canada lessens....   [tags: social issues, poverty, homelessness]

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Homelessness in America

- According to students against hunger, “one in Seven United States residents were at risk of suffering from hunger last year.” Also, 3.5 million people were forced to make themselves at home in parks, under bridges, in shelters, or cars. This problem was not as prevalent five years ago, but ever since 2010 the homeless population has been experiencing an exponential increase. Since 2010 the homeless population has experienced a projected increase of 5%, to put it in other terms it is 74,000 more homeless people in 2013 than there were in 2010....   [tags: Investigative Report, Homelessness, Poverty]

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Causes Of Homelessness : Causes And Effects

- ... Another definition of homelessness is an individual without permanent who may live on the streets; staying in a shelter, an abandoned building, a vehicle; or any unstable or non-permanent situation (NHCHC). Now what causes one to become homeless. This may be a question that many of us want the answer to. There are many causes as to why people experience homelessness. With that being said, I am going to discuss three causes as to why people become homeless. The first cause I’m going to discuss is structural factors, then I will talk about system failures for my second cause, and the last cause I will discuss is individual and relational factors....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Unemployment]

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Homelessness Is A Serious Problem

- ... There are many reasons and most are not by choice but more by force. “A large majority of young people experience short-term homelessness, returning back home or to family/friends” (National Alliance to End Homelessness). There are many causes to homelessness such as unemployment or lack of income, health, lack of affordable healthcare, mental illness, LGBT homelessness, domestic violence, foreclosures, affordable housing, social issues, disabilities, poverty, etc. The biggest issue with homelessness is affordable housing, people have a hard time paying bills when they do not make enough money or rent/mortgage is increasing....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter, Poverty]

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Homelessness : An Assessment Of Human History

- ... The Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness (AZCEH) consists of an executive board tasked with the organization of projects to assist in homeless veterans. Administrative Coordinator Ashlynd Vaughn and Development and Community Partners Consultant Tina Freeman are both key contributors on the executive board. Vaughn and Freeman both joined AZCEH because they each knew individuals that were family friends and veterans that became victims of homelessness. Both Vaughn and Freeman started immersing themselves with the homeless plight by volunteering at local homeless shelters while in college....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter, Veteran]

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Homelessness : The United States

- Although the United States is a developed country, homelessness has been a major predicament for decades. Surprisingly, around 3.5 million Americans will suffer from homelessness each year. Defined by Paul A. Toro, homeless individuals are “people staying in shelters for the homeless, on the streets, or in other similar settings (e.g., in abandoned buildings, in make-shift structured, in parks)” (463). Therefore, homelessness occurs when an individual lacks a permanent home and has to illegally or legally seek some sort of alternative shelter....   [tags: Domestic violence, Homelessness]

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Homelessness Is A Danger For Our Society

- ... “ Today in America, over 600,000 families and more than than 1,000,000 children are homeless, living in shelters, on the streets, in cars, and on campgrounds” ( Nunez 2).Our economy in the United States is usually based on control through fear which most people are scared of losing their job or there fear on losing their home and basically heaving to live in the street if none of their friends or family won’t take then in, most of the people are in debt they use money from the government or company and don 't pay back or not pay back on time so the interest keep going up, and there allot people that are greedy not wanting to help others only wanting something for their self and not to a...   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Homeless shelter]

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The Homelessness Of The United States

- ... Moreover according to Geography Compass (2016) most of the homeless people live in poor areas where there are big numbers of crimes that happen there. If there are houses or shelters that are provided to these people, they would avoid any danger that can be happen. Another factor is psychological comfort. According to Sam Tsembris said when the human has a place where he or she know that they would go to after they finish their job, they would feel comfortable deep down because they know they will not sleep on the streets while people pass by them and watch them (Baker & Evans, 2016)....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Housing first]

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The Homelessness Of The Homeless Youth

- ... Homeless LGBT have a difficult time finding shelter which will accept and respect them. The individuals who experience homelessness are at risk of violence, abuse and exploitation compared to the heterosexual peers (“LGBT”). This study shows all types of races can become homeless, and over half of the homeless population are LGBT. The homeless population includes many children as well. One fourth of homeless people are children in the homeless families. Childhood homelessness turns into a greater risk of them being homeless as an adult....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Homeless shelter]

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The Social Problem Of Homelessness

- ... “Homelessness occurs when people or households are unable to acquire and/or maintain housing they can afford” (www.endhomelessness.org). In an annual count conducted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 564,708 from many communities reported themselves as homeless on a given night of January 2015. (www.endhomelessness.org). There are many reasons people experience homelessness, but for many the main reason was that they simply could not afford housing. In families, an unexpected financial crisis like a medical emergency, car accident, death in the family resulted in homelessness because it prevented from paying for housing....   [tags: Sociology, Symbolic interactionism, Homelessness]

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Homelessness Of The United States

- ... People who live in poverty are most likely to experience homelessness as well. As if homelessness was not an issue enough, panhandling becomes another problem. The government in the United States has put many restrictions on panhandling, something that many people have not taken lightly. Some argue that being poor in America should not be considered a crime; others, however, have an issue with beggars on the streets. Although there are resources for homeless people, the system is broken and it is not enough....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Begging]

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Homelessness And The Issue Of Freedom

- ... Common property is a form of collective property where everyone has complete freedom to be there without needing any permission. Waldron argues that sense homeless people do not have private property they can only be on common property whenever they chose. Common properties are such places like parks, streets, and sidewalks. Without a proper private property to reside on the millions of homeless people worldwide are left on the streets. Waldron explains the libertarian catastrophe. The libertarian catastrophe is the idea of all land being held as private property in this case there would be literally nowhere for homeless people to be as everywhere they would be subject to fines or impr...   [tags: Law, Human rights, Homelessness]

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Veteran Services Hunger And Homelessness

- ... Post-traumatic stress disorder is also a major problem some veterans have to face because it prohibits them from properly adjusting after their service has ended. In addition, factors such as limited housing with affordable prices, access to health care, family support and available income all add to the veteran poverty rate in America. The majority of veterans are single, live in the inner city, suffer from some form of mental illness, and have a history of substance or alcohol abuse. In Blount County, there is a surprising number of veterans suffering from poverty, homelessness and hunger....   [tags: Poverty, United States, Homelessness]

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Homelessness : The Invisible People

- Homelessness Todays Invisible people Homelessness tends to immediately bring visions of an older man with dirty clothes, sleeping on a park bench, or in cardboard boxes. The truth is homeless victims have many faces with multiple systemic layers. It is a complex Social Issue with structural resource deficiencies, and economic failure, leaving the vulnerable population at the highest risk. I viewed from the series invisiblepeople.tv, many different stories about homeless people, much like an onion they had various layers, but all still shared a homeless outcome....   [tags: Poverty, Unemployment, Homelessness, Sociology]

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Homelessness And Its Effects On Society

- ... Statistics show the increasing number of homeless people in the U.S. "By January 2014 there were about 578,424 people experiencing homelessness in many states. Of that given number 216,197 were families and 362,163 were individuals. About 15 percent of the homeless population, 84,291 are considered chronically homeless (long term of repeated homelessness, often people with disabilities) individuals, and 9 percent of homeless people are 43, 933 are veterans" (Snapshots of homelessness). Homelessness has been increasing mainly due to a financial crisis since mortgages are very high and people can 't keep up....   [tags: Homelessness, Mental disorder, Homeless shelter]

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Homelessness Is A Growing Issue Since The Sixties

- Homelessness in America is a growing issue since the eighties. There are various reasons for the growing matter and it is very clear why this is, yet there is not much of a change causing a decrease. Hopefully as America changes over time even if it is slowly, the amount of homeless people will drop down. I thank God everyday for giving me a roof over my head and blessing me with a job and wonderful family. The many causes of the homelessness issue has arisen from global conflict, unemployment increase, education tuition costs rising, and the increase of poverty....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Unemployment]

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Homelessness : The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls

- ... All in all, with the help of people working together to help those in need when they are having hard or difficult times, homelessness can be ended if everybody can make a change. To begin, homelessness is caused by a long list of different elements that could have a negative impact on somebody’s life. This can range from divorce to mental illnesses (“Factors Contributing To Homelessness”). In some statistics taken from The Homeless Resource Network, the biggest cause of homelessness is from the loss of job or income someone is bringing in....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Unemployment]

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Homelessness : A Major Occurrence Around The World

- ... Despite the improving economy, the affordable housing grew by one million. These factors cause great stress and depression in the homeless community leading to upcoming frustrations and a lower percentage for improvement. Substance abuse also contributes to homelessness and can be attached to overwhelming poverty. This has long since been recognized as a major factor contributing to the problems of the homeless. In 2006, of the estimated 3 million people in the U.S. that are homeless about 30% are chronic substance abusers (Mahoney)....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Abuse, Unemployment]

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Homelessness Is A Huge Problem Throughout The United States

- ... In the eyes of many, homeless people are seen as drunks, drug addicts, mentally ill or several other negative stereotypes that they are not. Often when someone is seen holding a sign asking for help they are seen as lazy, they are judged by people that do not know their story. When asked about what people in the community thought about the homeless the majority of them often described them as dirty and how they had no manners. Most people let their judgement get the best of them. When I asked people what they thought of the homeless, one of the first things that come to their mind is that they are gross....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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A Candid Look Into Homelessness

- A Candid Look Into Homelessness Close your eyes and picture what you consider to be the “American Dream”. Now think about a homeless child and how they perceive the “American Dream”. It is very devastating to try to imagine the difference between the two. We live in a society where most people take the “American Dream” for granted. The truth of the matter is that homelessness is steadily on the rise. Families and children that are homeless face countless challenges, such as finding shelter, food, and clothing....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Section 8, Homeless shelter]

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The Growing Problem of Child Homelessness in America

- It is something that a lot of us are used to seeing on a regular basis standing at the end of an off ramp holding a sign say “homeless and hungry.” You will see them wondering the streets digging through trash in search for something to eat. We see them everywhere and our initial reaction when we see them is to ignore them and not look at them. You especially avoid making eye contact with them and automatically label them as someone who is too lazy to go get a job or is a drug or alcohol addict and that they would much rather live on the streets....   [tags: Becoming Homeless, Homelessness]

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Homelessness Among Veterans of the U.S. Military

- 2. Contributing Factors The presence of additional risk for homelessness specifically associated with Veteran status is puzzling in that it occurs among a population that shows better outcomes on almost all socioeconomic measures and that has exclusive access to an extensive system of benefits that include comprehensive healthcare services, disability and pension assistance, and homeless services (Fargo, et al, 24). In spite of having many advantages, veterans over-represent in the homeless population....   [tags: American Society, War Veterans, Homelessness]

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Homelessness : Affordable Housing And Homeless Prevention Programs

- ... Homelessness is not discriminatory and can happen to anyone at any time. “Sometimes it 's easy to walk by because we know we can 't change someone 's whole life in a single afternoon. But what we fail to realize it that simple kindness can go a long way toward encouraging someone who is stuck in a desolate place.” ~ Mike Yankoski Homelessness is a significant problem because it is something that effects everyone, everywhere. It does not care if you are black, white, young, old, gay, or straight....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Jackson, Mississippi]

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The Problem Of Homelessness Of The West Virginia And The United State

- ... Educational programs for children who are homeless face some drawbacks. The children could be so willing to pursue their life career goals. Why is this possibility. Sometimes, the struggle is always to get something to eat and to pay for their education fees problematic. Education is an essential measure of economic growth, and with a high number of homeless children not attending schools in one way or the other increases the poverty status in the region and the country as well. The women who are faced with this problem cannot educate their children well, and as a result, the homelessness situation has a direct negative influence on the educational opportunities for such kids....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Street children]

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The Effects Of Homelessness On Children 's Mental Health And Behavior

- Children and youths made up 30% of the homeless population in 2010. In their research on homelessness in America Bassuk determined that for children homelessness has detrimental psychological and behavioral effects. “Overall, researchers were able to document a ‘poverty-related effect’ on children’s mental health and behavior” (Bassuk 499). In the state of Michigan there were more than 38,000 homeless children attending public schools in the year 2013 (Seidel A2). Homeless children are at increased risk of dropping out of school because their parents are not aware of the federal law that was passed in 1987 specifically to deal with this issue....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Unemployment, Welfare]

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Homelessness Is A Major Issue So We Should Fund More Programs For It

- Homelessness is a major issue so we should fund more programs for it. Both adults and children are affected by this problem. California has a major homeless problem that has increased 8 percent between 2012 to 2013 (Crary, David, and Lisa Leff, n.p). This negatively affected california, many of the people on the streets could have helped the society but instead were too busy struggling to survive. Also in california, “The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently found that for a single night in january 2013, there were 610,000 homeless people in one small city” (Crary, David, and Lisa Leff, n.p)....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Homeless shelter]

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Homelessness : Homelessness And Homelessness

- ... He gets down on his mattress and can sleep without keeping one eye open at all times because he feels safe at home. He also has his nephew whose name is Johnny. He lives with Bubbles, not because he has the nicest home there is or that but he can take good care of him. Johnny is like family to bubbles and that is what makes his shed feel a little more like a home to himself. So in theory yes, Bubbles is homeless but he is not homeless in which a manner that he is living on the streets all alone, he has a small place to live where he can sleep and feel safe, he has his nephew living with him, which is more like a son to him, and he can shut his eyes at night feeling like he has a home to...   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug, Rock music]

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The Causes of Homelessness

- Walking down the streets of many metropolitan areas, a person is often faced with an often ignored problem: homelessness. Homelessness in America could be considered a major issue considering that over six hundred thousand people are homeless at any one time. Of those homeless, 46% were individuals not regularly occurring homelessness, 37% were individuals with chronic homelessness, and about 16% were families (National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2013). One might ask themselves, “How does this affect me?” Currently, it might not, however if you look at the statistics, homelessness was not a regular occurrence for almost half of those found homeless....   [tags: Social System, Financial Requirements]

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The Effect of Homelessness

- Homelessness is one of the tragedies that one can face unexpectedly or where one can choose to be as well as being homeless by taking your own risk, which can be positive or negative, intentionally or not intentionally such as family breakdown or leaving a house where you could have been able to live there. Many people are sleeping rough while others are also finding it difficult to secure housing due to the regulations that govern the whole issues on homelessness legislation that is, being entitled for or not entitle for what you will be expecting....   [tags: benefits, drugs, alcohol, housing]

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The Issue of Homelessness

- It is everywhere, yet it is unseen. Homelessness is a national epidemic which affects approximately 2% of the total population share of Michigan. Though this percentage is not as much as the 11% I used to see on the streets of my home state, New York, its effects are noticeable in the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 5). Over the course of three weeks, I have observed five regular and several wandering homeless people solely on State Street and East Liberty Street....   [tags: National Epidemic, Negative Stereotypes]

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Homelessness in America

- In fiscal year 2006, the HUD, Department of Housing and Urban Development, was presented a budget by the Bush Administration consisting of $528.5 billion for homeless programs (Romeo 1). The problem of homelessness and extreme poverty is not a new occurrence; but in past years more extreme measures have been taken to combat the issue as more people become homeless. Expensive social programs and housing developments for the homeless have been created to help battle the increasing issue. Homelessness is an expensive problem that will never end; furthermore, the condition of homeless people in America is affected by the type of education they receive, the state of the economy, and the amount of...   [tags: housing, homeless program]

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What is Homelessness?

- Before going into the main subject this essay will be looking at various aspects of homelessness which includes the background history, the major causes of homelessness, sections of our community that are likely to become homeless and social construction of homelessness. Furthermore, I will also be looking at government policies, act of parliament as well as debates from different commentators on homelessness. From my understanding there are people who make it a point to blame those who are homeless however, not all homeless people choose or wanted to be homeless....   [tags: Homeless, informative, argumentative, persuasive]

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Homelessness in Canada

- Throughout this paper I will be discussing the issue of homelessness and how it is steadily becoming a more serious problem as time progresses. I will discuss issues that surround homelessness such as the NIMBY, not in my backyard, issue and how it is causing the homeless to not receive the help that they need. This is an issue that needs to change, but due to NIMBYism, it is very difficult create such change. “One diverse population that has continued to increase over the quarter of a century is composed of people who are homeless” (Baggerly & Zalaquett, 2006, p.155)....   [tags: Social Work ]

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Homelessness in America

- According to Streetwise of Street News Services (2010), the first reported instances of homelessness dates as far back as 1640, in some of the larger cities in the original 13 colonies. At this time, there were wars being fought between settlers and Native Americans, and people were left with no shelter in both sides (Street News Service, 2010). Later, the industrial revolution caused more homelessness, industrial accidents left many former hard-working families with a dead provider, or with severe disabilities, and then the economy entered a recession in the same time period (Street News Service, 2010)....   [tags: Poverty ]

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Homelessness in Austin

- Have you ever noticed that while you’re driving around Austin that the homeless have become a common casualty to exhibit. I know the first thing that comes to mind is, “How ridiculous, why don’t they just get a job!”It perfectly acceptable to wonder, whether your money would go towards feeding a starving stomach or a drug addiction, therefore your generosity would be put to better use through a charity foundation or simply by offering a meal. The reality is that the majority of people who are homeless are unable to work due to certain disabilities....   [tags: Disabilities, Compassion]

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Homelessness in Gainesville

- “Homelessness—a situation in which an individual or family lacks permanent housing” (Homelessness). Homeless shelters are an essential part to removing the homeless off of the streets and providing them with a means of reaching where they want to be. While homeless shelters are not an answer to this issue, they are a major factor in providing a solution. Homeless shelters are established to reduce the number of people living on the streets. Shelters for homeless people allow them access to the food, clothing, shelter, and medication they would otherwise be denied if still roaming the streets....   [tags: Homeless Shelters, Temporary Homes, Solutions]

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Homelessness in America

- One wakes up from a cozy bed every morning, he takes a shower, he gets dressed and ready, he hops in the car and drives to work or school, then he comes home, he eats dinner, and he goes to sleep. All of these are basic needs that should belong to everyone, but many do not own. Americans usually take multiple things for granted, and others have no home, nothing to wear except what they are wearing, they do not know where their next meal is coming from, and they have no one to turn to for help. This is one of America’s greatest shames; a percent of homeless people roam the streets of the cities....   [tags: drugs, alcohol, mental illness]

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Homelessness and Schizophrenia

- Psychiatric disorders can lead to many types of problems. These problems can range from housing instability, to disease, and even death. Having a disorder and lack of stable living conditions most often further complicates the overall health and the care this is a bit confusing for a homeless adult. Without the proper health care the mind will become even more unstable. This does not automatically follow logically. Individuals with severe mental illness soften most times with homelessness because of their inability to accomplish daily tasks and earn money....   [tags: Mental Illness ]

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Homelessness and Poverty

- Imagine your life with no food and no home at all; looking for something to eat in the trash cans and living under the 91-Freeway, scary isn’t. Well, if the government doesn’t do anything this will become reality. Poverty and homelessness has been a major issue in the USA. According to Emily Alpert Reyes, a writer in the Los Angeles Times newspaper, about 8.9 million people in California live under the federal poverty limit ($23,021 annually for a family of four); in Los Angeles, about 25.9% of the residents live with income below the poverty level....   [tags: American Government, American History]

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Homelessness in America

- Have you ever wondered how people become homeless or why they are homeless. All too often people’s perceptions of how a person becomes homeless are inaccurate. Many of those assumptions are created on myths and based on the negative aspects of a homeless stereotype. Because of this, it causes people to become inhumane or biased and disinclined to the obvious facts. Every human being has a life that is full of inevitable struggles, and those who have been affected greatly by these struggles are the same people who live and breathe just like any person but have wandered into a place of destitution....   [tags: harm, assumptions, stereotypes]

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Homelessness in Cincinnati

- In Ohio (The Tri state), and over the last 17 years, there has been a 160% population increase. Homelessness has become a problem in the city of Cincinnati. Many families are homeless because of job layoffs and exhausted unemployment benefits. Some families are employed but do not earn enough wages to support a family and pay for adequate housing. Young single mothers can receive welfare benefits (Aid for Dependent Children) for 36 months. During that time they are supposed to be furthering their education or preparing to go to work....   [tags: Urban Management ]

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The State of Homelessness in the United States

- ... Second, domestic violence is a usual situation in homelessness. Women and young children are experience domestic violence increase the risk of homelessness. Poverty compel women have to live between abusive relationships and homelessness, and sexual, physical, or psychological abuse that young children through in their childhood always make them become homelessness. Third, discrimination for special groups is a typical element. People with serious mental illness get elbow out from employment, friends, even families lead to homelessness....   [tags: truth, effect, people, streets, `poverty]

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Causes of Homelessness in the USA

- Homelessness has become a serious problem in today’s society. Despite the organizations that help multitudes of homeless people, homelessness is continually increasing. In recent years, America’s culture has been changing due to economic, political, and social issues. These issues have caused a lot of stress on America resulting in abject poverty in several cities. Poverty is not nationwide, but if dealt with lightly, the affects can be catastrophic. Homelessness is increasing more than ever, and research proves that changing culture contributes to rising amount of homelessness....   [tags: cause and effect essay]

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The social issue of homelessness in NC

- The Social Issue of Homelessness in North Carolina People drive or walk past a homeless person almost every day without thinking twice about the plight of that person or they may even unconsciously turn their heads the other way in disgust. Homelessness simply put, means without a home - therefore homelessness is an equal opportunity state that can happen to anyone. Even though we have seen some economic prosperity over the years, statistics show that the number of homeless remains very high. With this in mind, communities need to come together at the state, city, and individual level to come up with solutions to mitigate the spreading of this problem....   [tags: American Society]

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Different Hypothesis that Variation in Homelessness

- In this article, Jennifer Mosley and Colleen Grogan, professors at The University of Chicago, concludes that the more public participation in administrative decision making in different urban areas is an important target in majority of public organizations. The author states that many public agencies develop different strategies on who should be able to participate in open decision making. The strategies determined how they will prevent different type of biases. Often leaders of the nonprofit organizations are asked to serve as representatives of the community in a variety of participatory processes....   [tags: income distribution, housing market,non profit]

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The Effects of Homelessness on Society

- ... Poverty is the state of being extremely poor. Although most families are not exclusively poor, they are labeled as part of poverty because they cannot properly provide for their family and themselves. Poor people are frequently unable to pay for housing, food, childcare, health care, and education (The National Coalition for the Homeless,2009). Poor people are a statistic of poverty because unemployment increases and most of them get paid low wages that can barely help them get by. Difficult choices must be made when limited resources cover only some of these necessities (National Coalition)....   [tags: economic, poverty, family, dysfunction]

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The Challenges and Effects of Being Homelessness

- ... Many people have addictions which lead to health issues, such as drinking alcohol, sniffing glue, injecting heroin, and gambling. Sometimes they had to share dirty needles. Eleven percent of them get drunk at least three times a week (Levinson 152). Poor nutrition can contribute to their health issues. They tend to go hungry twice as often as housed children because they don’t have the resources to purchase food(“Impact of Homelessness on Children” 2). They sometimes have to go to hotels and ask for the leftover food there....   [tags: physically, mentally, family, job, education]

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Dealing with Homelessness in Australia

- ... The Labor Government was elected in 1972 and Gough Whitlam’s Government drew on the International Agreement Programs on Human Rights to model a new Australia Social policy (Lwin 2011, unpub.). With the outcry of society the Australian Government in 1973 introduced the Supporting Mothers Benefits (Australian Bureau of Statics [ABS] 2009) to help remove mothers and children from the streets and gives them support to find a permanent residence. Margaret Whitlam was a well known social worker who had a passionate interest in social conditions, (Australian Government National Archives of Australia 2014) oversaw the establishment of the first government funded women’s shelter.This shelter was...   [tags: effects of the crumbling global economy]

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Is Homelessness a Big Problem In America?

- ... If people do not have enough money for their needs, they will need to do cutbacks. Once they start cutting back, they get behind on bills and either get evicted or have to foreclose. They are plenty of homeless individuals that are still employed. Yet they are homeless because they do not make enough to be financially stable. Even though some people may be unemployment, they should still have government programs to be stable. For example, they programs like Welfare reform, food stamps, unemployment checks, and housing assistance....   [tags: an increasing, depressing and worrisome problem]

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Homelessness with Mental Illnesses in Crisis

- Nature of Crisis Mental health problems contribute to some homelessness exacerbating disturbances of a critical disposition. Homelessness is problematic without Mental Health issues and can be harder to treat without the added disparity. Homelessness and mental health issues can induce crisis alone and combined. The combination of these two issues can worsen disruption leading to greater chance of crisis. Roberts (2005) states that there must be an ongoing balance of affect and cognitive abilities available to counter stressful incidents that could lead to crisis....   [tags: mental health, basic needs, health care]

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The Different Types of Homelessness

- It’s a bitter-cold night with a clear sky and stars glistening as far as the eye can see. A cutting wind blows throw the streets of a dark and dank downtown street lined with the day’s newspapers tossed aside without regard. Dry leaves blow through the gutter making a rustling sound that blends with the scampering of rats pillaging for food. In the doorway of the local druggist he reaches for every newspaper page that blows by to stuff into his shirt, pants, and socks in a feeble attempt to keep the wind and cold at bay....   [tags: shelter, housing, locations, chronic]

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The Effect of Homelessness on the Youth of America

- There are millions of homeless youth in America. On any given night, you can find these children ducking into abandoned buildings, crammed up against alley dumpsters, curled inside the big yellow slide of a local playground. I imagine they are thankful for sleep, wary of a new day, but thankful nonetheless. Homelessness at such a young age if left alone, leads to increased rates of conflict. The more homeless youths now, the more our country as a whole will have to deal with divorce, mental illness, and the need for government assistance....   [tags: sociological and psychological analysis]

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Impact of Homelessness on Child Education

- Educating the youth in America affects the economy and our future. The National Center on Family Homelessness (2010) reported during the 2005-2006 school year that an estimated 1.16 million children did not graduate from high school. Research shows that dropouts are more likely to be less healthy, die young, become parents at a young age, interact with the criminal justice system, need social assistance, and their children are more likely to become dropouts (Amos, 2008). According to the Alliance for Excellent Education (2011), the number of students that dropped out of Tennessee high schools from the class of 2010 was 28,200 students....   [tags: Education, Sociology]

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The Effects of Homelessness on Children

- Imagine a young child growing up, learning, and trying to further his or her life to obtain success in the future. For an “everyday” child this can be challenging, however “everyday” obstacles can be overcome. For thousands of children in the United States, this dream is almost impossible to achieve. These children are a part of the homeless population that is spread throughout the United States. Many times these individuals try to hide this major secret from the rest of the world, but homelessness is very prevalent among these youths today....   [tags: Child Development ]

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