Causes of Homelessness in the USA One of the major problems faced by the community with the rising population is accommodating the growing mass. Home, a shelter to live and spend the night, is the basic need of a human being but the growing population all over the world and the growing economic race has deprived some people even from this simple necessity, which is having a home. To quote the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH): "Someone who lives on the street, or in an abandoned building, or in any place not meant for human habitation—or someone who has no regular place to live—is often called homeless." Many people feel that all homeless people are entirely to blame for their own miserable situation. Those same people tend to believe that under no circumstance could they find themselves homeless because they feel they are better than “those people” who have become homeless.
As a result, some live in unsafe and unsanitary conditions that are badly in need of repair. There is a huge population in San Francisco that live below the poverty line. Homelessness describes a situation in which people lack a fixed dwelling place. A homeless individual is a person without a fixed and regular nighttime residence. Shelter is one of the most basic needs, yet many people lack this necessity.
The social disorganization theory can be used to explain looting in New Orleans because all of the details of the theory play a part in some communities in New Orleans. A lot of those communities are near the central business district. Just like in Chicago, this zone was not a desirable location for residents and homes, but was close to work so the less fortunate lived their because of lack of transportation and jobs where easier to get being so close. As Shaw and Mckay stated in chapter 4, this was a zone of transition. The community changed a lot because people moved in and out constantly.
On the other hand, some would disagree and argue that the cause of homelessness is because the economy is bad. Every time the economy goes south, the cost of living remains the same or goes up. For example, when the economy is bad, a large number of people always lose their jobs. With job loss, there is always the threat of becoming homeless if they cannot find another job
Once this idea is established more people will feel safer walking to school, work and etc. Especially since the killing rate in Cleveland is off the chart. Something has to be done about it. We need more committed families who lost someone close due to violence. Then more people will want to hear of a way to rid our city from it.
ARGUMENTATION-PERSUAISON ESSAY “HOMELESS IN AMERICA” CHRIS RIECH SOUTH UNIVERSITY ONLINE “HOMELESS IN AMERICA” The reason people are homeless in America today is due to the lack of support from out government. Economic problems such as being laid off work or the rise in the cost of housing have lead people to live on the streets. They have no family to help them and they are left with no other choice. People with mental illnesses and addictions also become homeless quite often. A lack of affordable housing has contributed to homelessness.
“Despite these successes, however, many students are failed by the educational system. Black youth have a high drop-out/push-out rate. Further, many black students who are physically present in schools, are disengaged in both mind and soul.” From my own knowledge, I strongly disagree with the author’s statement. Why does the author think that when the black students drop-out schools? Some black students might quit schools because of racial segregation reasons; however, these reasons cannot increase the drop-out rates among black students.
How are so many people, fellow human beings, sleeping on sidewalks, begging for spare change, and digging through garbage cans just to find food to eat? Many are battling mental illnesses that make it impossible for them to get or keep a job. For some, PTSD from childhood memories or even from military service haunts them. For others, mild retardation or other mental illnesses make employment impossible. Others are on the street because for them, it’s better than going back to an abusive spouse or parents.
People like the Catholics, someone with a physical disability, people with mental disabilities, alcoholics, widows, orphans, the elderly, or anyone who was perceived to not be strong enough to carry their weight in society was asked to move on (streetnewsservice.org, 2010). All those people were considered a transient class of people. These people were homeless, moving from place to place looking for some place to settle and not finding anywhere that would take them into their community. It was a new world filled prospects, but not for everyone. The Great Depression of 1929 was also a great contributor to the number of homeless in America.
We need to find the cause of homelessness before we can find a solution. More money for more programs is the typical response, but we should look at what has already been instituted and reevaluate them. We cannot ignore the problem of homelessness we have to find programs that work. In many homeless cases, a cycle does exist, that cycle must be broken. We can get involved with some the homeless programs through local organizations at homeowners associations, schools, sororities, and fraternities, but we must defeat homelessness.