“e streets. Although this
is the most visible and severe form of homelessness, there are many other
types of acute housing need. These include living in temporary
accommodation, poor or overcrowded conditions, or being in mortgage arrears
and under threat of re-possession.” (Hope 1986) It is a symptom of many
complex problems: mental illness, emotional instability, illiteracy,
chronic substance abuse, unemployment, and, most basic of all, breakdown of
the family structure. Anyone can become homeless and the reasons that force
people into homelessness are many and varied.
The leading cause, however,
of homelessness in the United States is the inability of poor people to
afford housing. “Housing costs have risen significantly over the last
The Homeless Population One of the most important issues that concern
me today is homelessness and the every year homeless increase.
an important issue because millions of people throughout the world
have no place to sleep or no food to eat. These people constantly
wonder the streets begging for food, money, and any thing else that
the people have to offer. The homeless have no remorse … the winter
beacuse they can’t find a warm place to go and they freeze to death.
Every year the homeless population increases. There are two major
trends responsible for the rapid growth of homelessness over the past
15-20 years. These two trends include the growing shortage of
affordable rental housing and a simultaneous increase in poverty. How
many people are homeless throughout the world? The number of homeless
is made up of 58% African American, 29% Caucasian, 10% Hispanic, 2%
Native American, 1% Asian. Who is to blame for homelessness? As much
as I would like to blame someone else other than the homeless people,
they have a lot to do with it. Most of the homeless are out on the
HOMELESSNESS Homelessness is a very large problem that America has come to
face with. Millions of people, including children, families, babies,
veterans, and the elderly live day by day without food, water or a roof
over their head. People that are mentally ill also have to tough it out on
the streets, which can be very confusing to them, and dangerous to us. This
problem must be solved soon, because it’s not getting any better.
have not always had to suffer with homelessness. Too bad the problem has
almost always existed, it had not reached a severe level until recently.
With every war there has been a small trickle of homeless veterans to
follow, but …
Not enough people see the whole picture when it comes to society’s
If something hurts the society, it hurts the individual. For
example, the problem of homelessness is not just the problem of those who
are without residence. Their plight effects us all. Homelessness hurts the
local businessman whose customers are frightened away by the homeless man
living on the corner. It hurts those who have to commute to work via public
transportation and must deal with ..
Homelessness INTRODUCTION Homelessness is a condition of people who lack
regular access to adequate housing. As this condition becomes a growing
problem in Canada people are forced to deal with the issues. Who are the
homeless? They range from children to adults and even in some cases,
families. Why are they homeless? Poverty, lack of jobs or well paying jobs,
decline in Social Services, domestic violence, mental illness ..
majority of the homeless within our society. What effects does being
homeless have on members of the family? It contributes to many physical and
mental health problems for both parents and their children. Homelessness is
a world-wide issue, yet zeroing in on Canada, the majority of the homeless
live on the streets of Toronto and Vancouver where they seek shelter
anywhere from a park bench …
What has been done to decrease the problem? One of the largest growing
concerns in Toronto is the constantly increasing number of citizens who are
finding themselves living on the streets. With the decrease in the number
of available jobs, the population of homeless people has literally boomed.
My questions are not as simple to answer as they may appear. Why is a large
portion of our community forced to live on the streets? What has be done to
decrease the problem? These are the questions I will confront in my essay.
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