Essay On Homelessness In America

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HOMELESSNESS IN AMERICA Would there be more homeless people in the America if the human basic needs were no more than eating, sleeping and drinking? For some those three things are what make life worth fighting for. Then for other eating, drinking and sleeping is not that important will take it where ever they can get it. The cause of homelessness began in the mindset of man and society. I read a quote by an unknown author that said “When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for.” That is the beginning of the end of any nation. In other words…show more content…
The community complains that drugs and alcohol are prevalence in these homes. Homeless shelters have been argued to have a negative effect on businesses because pedestrians are stopped outside their stores by homeless people begging for money. Neighborhoods, as well as schools, argue that homeless shelters bring in bad elements to their surroundings. Drugs and alcohol also tend to surround homeless shelters. Shelters are just a temporary fix to an ongoing problem. Solution Homeless shelters are the most supported ideas in most cities. The other places of refuges are only night to night ways to take shelter out of the rain and cold. The United States was asked to come up with a ten year plan to end homelessness. One of the ideas was low income housing. That is not an easy task because it takes a lot to be able to sustain a home. The mental mindset of a homeless person plays a major role in their stability of being able to once again cope in a positive lifestyle. Some of these homes are mandated by HUD for all jurisdictions participating in HUD Continuum of Care grant programs. An advocate plays an important role in helping homeless people receive this kind of home

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