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
The last thing that Mayor Schell thought about doing was commit to setting a giant meeting between all the organizations that dealt homeless and social problems in Seattle. The objective for these committees’ was to 1.figure out a way to prevent the citizens from becoming homeless, by addressing the fact that the current market has rose and doubled in digits. Therefore affordable housing is a crucial step in keeping the local citizens from being homeless, while providing housing to those currently homeless (Draft, 2010 pg.2). Mr. Alan Painter stated that with the gathering of information the services
Mrs. West also thinks that this number is not large in regards to the size of the area, but she will admit that Las Vegas has the nations’ largest amount of down and out homeless people. Mrs. West says’ the numbers may not create a fair picture since so much of the land is publically owned it is hard to compare with other states. One of Mrs. West recent census count showed that 21 percent of the population is “chronically homeless” including those who are mentally and physically disabled. There is also 73 percent of homeless people who are considered transitional or short-term because they suffer from some sort of trauma. Gambling could also be a factor in homelessness say’s Mrs. West, but loss of employment is the highest cause of homelessness, secondly addiction to alcohol and drugs.
The city is bracing for a 10 percent increase in shelter need this winter, according to the Department of Human Services. The city has a total of 257 units for homeless families, including the facility at D.C. General. Not having more shelter capacity this winter is a "troubling concern," said Wells, whose human services committee oversees services for the homeless (http://www.washingtonpost.com). I believe homelessness is not being taken seriously as it should be, especially if the percentage of it is rising. I even feel that it’s overlooked or put on hold until felt like being addressed.
Shelter is one of the most basic needs, yet many people lack this necessity. Homelessness in San Francisco has continued to be an issue of concern to government officials and social service providers. In San Francisco, the number of homeless people is estimated to be between 7,000 to 15,000. This estimate is the highest in the major American cities thus making San Francisco to have the highest number of homeless people. During the early 1900s, Filipino immigrants settled in the San Francisco community.
Kern County is the cheapest of counties to live in and with more and more people becoming unemployed they began to move away from the larger areas. The one problem with this is they brought the way of crime with them and have been praying on little hospitable towns. Los Angeles County violent crime rates have appeared to drop within the last four years; going from 753 to 526. This is due to people leaving the areas because of lack of income and hard economic
Homelessness has been dealt with by the development of social institutions and set of social practices like allocation of resources, and the allocation of status. Homelessness is not the governments fault entirely. Although the government appears to alienate the homeless population by cutting its investment in affordable housing nationally, they do provide city shelters with tools to help the homeless. In reality, the causes of homelessness are without a doubt, a matter of bad luck, personal problems, addiction, and choice. Life is rough and sometimes things do not work out, but as an individual, everyone is responsible for their life outcomes and focusing all causes of homelessness on the government is completely unrealistic.
Then you have the homeless people who don't receive medical treatment, and end up with long term diseases, that need long term care. Alot of homeless people feel the prisons, and jails, which is very costly to the tax payer. There are laws that target the homeless such as, loitering, sleeping in cars, and begging, which make it easy for them to end up behind bars. A study done by The University of Texas, shows that a homeless person staying in jail for a year cost 14,480 and a one year prison stay would cost about 20,000. It is actually shown that providing these homeless citizens with permanent housing would save more money and be more cost effective.
1 in 4 people who experience homelessness on any given night are under the age of 18"[iii]. Newspapers report that the charities which provide support services to the homeless are helping more and more families being plunged into homelessness. Mums and Dads with school aged children, or younger, who used to work and pay all their bills have lost their jobs in tough economic times. The rising cost of living can take the roof from over their heads and they too are left wondering where to go next. Homelessness is not a simple problem.
Today, they are called homeless. B. Reason to Listen: Chronic homelessness is societal issue that may have a partial solution, by helping the homeless get the help they need through government/community programs. C. Thesis Statement: Chronic homelessness is a serious problem for the taxpayers in the U.S. There are government programs that can greatly diminish the costs incurred by chronic homelessness and, sometimes, even help the hopeless find hope.