Homelessness Abstract How does homelessness occurs in the society? Is it because of economic recession, the government inadequacies to provide jobs, lack of cheap housing or inherited through poor family? Does people that are born poor becomes homeless? According to Hombs (2001) “ A homeless is anyone who lacks adequate shelter, resources, and community ties” (p.5). Many people became homeless because of poverty, a situation that can occur because of unavoidable financial expenses or can be manifested through generation-to-generation of poverty.
Research, shelters, law enforcement, health care, programs, jails and countless labor hours are focused on the problem. The HUD director in an interview stated that cost less money to actually house a person than to continue to support them while they are homeless. (Donovan, 2012) What are the causes of homelessness? The causes of homelessness are lack of affordable housing, unemployment, poverty, mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, and teen displacement to name a few. One of the leading causes across the board is lack of affordable housing.
Homelessness September 8, 2011 Abstract Homelessness is becoming an increasing problem in the United States. Loss of jobs and decreasing wages since the recession have contributed to this increase. Veterans and mentally ill people do not get the support they need to maintain their own housing. The government helps some of these people but it lacks the funding needed to help everyone who needs it. The United States needs to find a way to put more people to work at wages that will enable them to afford housing.
There are many causes to the rise in homelessness, and the way they are overlooked, or brushed aside. Most homeless people are down on their luck, temporarily, because of circumstances beyond their control. Anyone could be faced with these sorts of circumstances and become homeless at any time. One cause is the recent downturn in the economy. Jobs are scarce and homes are expensive.
The lack of affordable housing is one of the main reasons for the increasing numbers of homeless people in Seattle. Helping these families and individuals with affordable housing could solve some of this concern. Of course there will be altering life
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.
For a country that claims to be so strong and prosperous we have a little more than a million homeless people. American society is failing to support, and help the homeless. When people in the American society look at a homeless person they right away think that it’s by choice. Homeless people don’t want to be homeless, they want to work and earn money
Declining wages have put affordable housing out of reach for many. As bad as it is for the 13% of homeless people (NCH 2007) who have jobs and can't escape homelessness, climbing out of homelessness is virtually impossible for those without a job. Many homeless people cannot find jobs due to not having an address or a contact number. They are turned down at interviews because of their unclean appearances because they cannot shower or clean their clothing. Although the wages seem to be increasing the amount of time in which the minimum wage did not keep up with the cost of living was lengthy and the economy is still struggling to catch up.
Student’s Name Instructor Joslin Communications 1101 Date of the Essay Neglect of the Unfortunate The United States of America is one of the wealthiest nations in the world, yet we as citizens are plagued with senseless social issues such as homelessness and insufficient facilities for the mentally challenged. In the article “Facts and Figures: The Homeless,” the author states that “one approximation of the annual number of homeless in America estimates between 2.3 and 3.5 million people experience homelessness with some 58 percent of them living in shelters and 42 percent unsheltered.” The government, aware of the situation, does not take sufficient action to resolve these
Due to their severe disabilities and limited incomes, disabled adults have an extremely difficult time securing permanent housing in the competitive market. Ending homelessness for disabled people means building permanent, affordable housing specifically designed to meet their various needs. This group represents some of the most vulnerable people in our community and, when left on the streets, they represent significant expense to local taxpayers. The following are some of the other significant