You can see many homeless people everywhere in America. The most recently available national data on homelessness states: “There are 633,782 people were experiencing homelessness in January 2012” (The State of Homelessness in America 2013). It means about 20 homeless people per 10,000 people in general population. A majority of persons identified as homeless were staying in emergency shelters or transitional housing, but 38% were unsheltered. According surveys, I think high unemployment rate and low employment rate, mental illness and domestic violence can cause people becoming homeless in America.
A recent report states: ‘Homelessness in the UK is a crisis that is destroying the lives of people, especially young people.’ Write an article for your school or college newspaper persuading young people to support charities which help the homeless. There are over 2,300 people who sleep rough on England’s streets on any given night. There are charities which help the homeless, such as Crisis, St Mungo’s and Sleep Link. These charities are funded people and organisations nationwide, such as Help The Homeless. They help some of the UK's most disadvantaged people.
RUNNING HEAD: The Concept of Programming Reengineering Mayor Schell’s Zero Homeless Family Pledge PAD500 May 15, 2012 Introduction The problem with homelessness in America has grown significantly. It’s a dilemma that can strike anyone when you least expect it. They are about 40% of people who are homeless. Rural areas the largest groups of homeless people are families, single mothers, and children. In a 1998 survey of 30 cities, it was found that the homeless population was 53% African-American, 35% Caucasian, 12% Hispanic, 4% Native-American, and 3% Asian (Study, 1998).
Analysis: Homelessness HUS4561 Social Problems and Policy Simona Jones-Bain November 17, 2012 St. Petersburg College Analysis: Homelessness Social Problem: Homelessness in Pinellas County Statistics. Homelessness has been a social problem worldwide for decades; however, the homelessness in Pinellas County has been an ever growing concern for city leaders. In 2011 the homeless population in Pinellas County was nearing about 8,000 (Point in time [PIT], 2011). This number includes homeless persons who were sheltered, unsheltered, from school data, and law enforcement (PIT, 2011). In 2009, the homeless population was 6,300(Pinellas County Health and Human Services [PCHHS, 2012).
In a recent approximation USA Today estimated 1.6 million people unduplicated persons used transitional housing or emergency shelters. Of these people, approximately 1/3 are members of households with children, a nine percent increase since 2007. Another approximation is from a study done by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty which states that approximately 3.5 million people, 1.35 million of them children, are likely to experience homelessness in a given year (National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, 2007). The actual numbers of homeless people may vary simply because homelessness is not usually a chronic
Kuroshe Mahak August 5th, 2012 Steve Yarborough/Engl 201 Two views on Homelessness The REAL Homeless There are as many as 2.3 to 3.5 million people who experience homelessness, this was from an estimate in 2009 by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (Facts and Figures). This number is on the rise, but now is in a steady plateau. I have noticed that more and more people are becoming homeless and this number needs to level out, but it does not seem like it will. The essay “Untouchables” by Jonathan Kozol speaks of the type of homeless people who are there because of inconvenient circumstance, or a set of “emergencies” that all happen at the same time. This set of emergencies causes the person to go into such a situation where
Residents of New Orleans have been urged to leave the city, but its evacuation routes were so congested, the authorities acknowledge that hundreds of thousands of residents would not get out in time. Leslie Phillips January 31, 2006 stated from the government’s point of view, “in the days leading up to Katrina’s landfall, 85 percent of the city evacuated successfully the 85 percent that were ambulatory and had, found, or could afford transportation, and had a place to stay. That is the one bright spot in this tale. However, many of the city’s most vulnerable populations – the poor, the sick, and the aged – were left behind. The city opened the Superdome as a refuge of last resort, but the Dome was ill equipped to accommodate the tens of thousands who would flock there in desperation to escape the rising floodwaters.
According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2008-2012, Baltimore was estimated to have 23.4% of its population living below the poverty level, while the State of Maryland was estimated to be 9.4% below the poverty level. In the same time frame Denver was estimated to have 18.9% of people living below the poverty level while the State of Colorado was estimated to be 12.9% below the poverty level (State & County Quick Facts, n.d.). The Baltimore Sun (2012) website explains that one in four residents of Baltimore lives in poverty and that many more live just above the official poverty line which is believed to be outdated. According to The Baltimore Sun (2012), "One in four households receive food stamps, and 83 percent of children enrolled in the Baltimore City Public School system are so impoverished that they qualify for free or reduced-price meals.” (para. 4).
Vulnerable Populations Anamarie Donegan BSHS/302 March 21, 2011 Monique Foster Vulnerable Populations There are many different populations in society today. Many of these populations face more challenges than others. One such population is the homeless population. “There are 671,859 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States” (National Alliance to End Homelessness). In this paper, the topic of discussion will be the vulnerable state of homeless people and how critical thinking is used to identify the causes of problems or issues for this population.
“A Modest Proposal” Social Satire Essay People question why some people tend to be homeless. Well most of the time it’s because they can’t afford a home to stay in. In many cases homeless people live out in the street with no protection from the predators that lurk outside. The lucky ones get shelter and barley survive. Los Angeles has the highest number of homeless people in the United States, estimated at 73,000 in 2008.