Problem Of Homelessness In The United States

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Homelessness There are many reasons why a person can become homeless. In 2008 the survey on homelessness in the United States stated that 664,414 people lived in shelters, in transitional housing, and on the street on a single night in January. Also about 1.6 million people were homeless throughout the year of 2008. The government also suggests that at least 3 million people are homeless for at least one night a year. The majority of the people who are homeless admit to not working, but about 20% of homeless people have at least a part time job. More than one third of homeless people are substance abusers, and one fourth are mentally ill. In Harlingen homelessness is a problem because of the lack of jobs available. The cost of living on a

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