There are many social problems that are associated with homelessness in Pinellas County. Financial problems such as: job loss, not making enough money and not being to afford rent/mortgage is related to the homelessness in Pinellas County (PIT, 2011). Criminal behavior is another social problem related to homelessness. According to Chamard (2010) persons who are homeless involves themselves in criminal activity for survival such as stealing, panhandling and peddling. The criminal activity stems from the homeless person basic needs not being met such as: shelter, food and clothes (Charmard, 2010).
For instance, many homeless individuals struggle with substance abuse. A person could infer that a homeless individual turns to substance abuse because he or she wants to numb the feelings of pain and failure he or she has because he or she cannot provide adequate housing or perhaps because they are feeling isolated from their friends and family. To make this inference one would have to assume that being homeless makes an individual believe they are inadequate and causes distance between the homeless individual and his or her family and friends. This may be true for some people, but not all homeless people believe that being homeless is a bad thing. Many of these homeless individuals may have had a pre existing substance abuse problem and became homeless because family members were no longer willing to enable self-destructive behavior.
Statistics shows that the cause of homelessness is because the lack of jobs. Others say that it is due to lack of housing. Several people are homeless even though they have a job. This happens because a lot of people work but they don’t make enough money to get above what is called the poverty line. Today’s estimate of fifty percent of the homeless has a full or part time job, but still don’t make enough money to pay their bills.
It may be there fault that there homeless but in this world we help the people that are unfortunate. In this world today, a person who is homeless may face violations of the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to education, the right to liberty and security of the person, the right to privacy, the right to social security, the right to freedom from discrimination, the right to vote, and many more. Another main problem that homeless people deal with is medical care, with poor medical care there is a better chance they can contain unknown disease that is not fightable. The society that we live in today has been known to disease that can not be cured. In order to reduce this problem we can give the homeless and the unfortunate a sanitary place to stay.
A substantial percentage of the U.S. homeless population are individuals who are chronically unemployed or have difficulty managing their lives effectively due to prolonged and severe drug and/or alcohol abuse. Substance abuse can cause homelessness from behavioral patterns associated with addiction that alienate an addicted individual's family and friends who could otherwise provide support during difficult economic times.Major reasons and causes for homelessness as documented by many reports and studies include: Poverty, caused by many factors including unemployment/underemployment. Lack of accessible health care. People who have some kind of chronic and weakening disease but cannot get health care either because they don't have money to afford it or because they are simply too weak to go and work every day.The basic problem of homelessness is the need for personal shelter, warmth and safety. Other difficulties include: personal security, quiet, and privacy, especially for
Many homeless people who have jobs and can't avoid homelessness, escaping homelessness is virtually impossible for those without a job. Limited skills, experience and education may be are very apparently personal reasons. An essay called “Employment and Homeless” shows another two objective realities: “Wages and Income” and “Job Security and Underemployment”. Workers faced several factors which affected wages and income. The erosion in the value of the minimum wage probably was the most important reason.
How to Fix the Epidemic of the Homeless There is an epidemic of social and moral values in the United States. One that goes unnoticed mostly until it affects someone close to us or directly impacts us when we least expect it. There are many causes to this epidemic, there is no one root cause, which makes this difficult to address and fight. What I am referring to is the plight of those that are homeless. To be homeless is difficult to measure because so many different people have different opinions on what it means to be homeless.
THE PROBLEM Homelessness Homelessness is a social problem intimately associated with urban areas and the resource limitations that exist because of a populous urban environment. Homelessness exists since college is less aﬀordable for the average Indian than it is for the average North American or European citizen due to their lower per capita income level, more people in India are becoming unemployable for the jobs of the 21st century. Some people are homeless because they are uneducated, and they remain uneducated because they are homeless. This is the vicious cycle they are trapped in. An increasing number of migrants looking for employment and better living standards are quickly joining India's homeless population.
I feel that it is important that we, the people, should address the current issue about homelessness in America. How can we deal with the hundreds of thousands of homeless people who block sidewalks and disturb us by begging for money. Here’s a scenario you’re walking down the street when you see a homeless person on the sidewalk, holding a cup, so that people passing him can give him some change. You know that you have change in your packet from earlier, the big question is would you give it to them or what. This scenario has you thinking really hard should I give up my money or should I say no I don’t have it.