Was he or she too lazy to obtain a job and work for this money? Being torn between supporting the homeless and encouraging the lifestyle is something most American’s struggle with mentally, when contemplating whether to help or not. This leads to the perception of homeless people being negative. The
A good question to ask about homeless people therefore is how do preconceived notions and stereotypes about homeless people cause city governments and it’s citizenry to treat them as inferiors who need to be hidden? Sometimes in our society, the homeless are stereotyped as homeless because they are to lazy to get a job and work hard. It seems a common belief in America that the benefits that life comes with almost always come after hard work. However, according to Wilson Dizard and Kristyn Martin of Al Jazeera America a quarter of the homeless population have employment at the time of their homelessness. “Hardworking yet still homeless in today’s America” focusses on the story of Julia Cooley, a mother of one who commutes to work a total of five hours a day, yet is still homeless when the work day is over (1).
Homelessness has existed since the beginning of civilization, usually because a lot of people at the time are too poor to buy a house. As time goes on, the rate of homelessness rises as the population rises. Homelessness then was mostly caused by a family’s history of being homeless, drug abuse, mental disorders, and tyrannical leaders forcing his people into poverty. In modern times, several organizations are now trying to end homelessness by building cheaper housing projects more affordable to the poor and homeless shelters; these projects usually cost a fair amount of money.
Also many homeless people have a mental illness or disability making them unable to have a job. Even those with a job are unable to make a sustainable living off it. Wages are so low that one must work at least two jobs but with housing prices being so high, it makes find a place to live extremely hard. Washington and California have some of the highest minimum wage standards but even that is not a livable wage. We as a society have simplified a solution because many of us do not understand the complex issues that these circumstances
Homeless people in America are people who do not have a place to spend time with their family, a place to enjoy holidays, a place to eat and sleep. People may be born into poverty, however there are many people that fall into the poverty trap because of loss of employment. Having a problem in finding new employment and facing with real issues makes them fall under the poverty
The current government is creating a situation where more families along with their children are experiencing homelessness. An individual may be considered homeless when they lack permanent housing and have to stay in shelters, abandoned buildings or vehicles, on the streets, or in other forms of unstable situations. Many homeless people start out with jobs and stable residences, but then social and economic factors intervene, causing a rapid change in their living situation causing them to leave, and live on the street. Even with the population of homeless keeps increasing, the government does not aid nor benefit the homeless because they only worsen the homeless problem by having laws that go against homelessness, not helping mentally ill homeless population, and having the lack of subsidized housing. Homelessness is a complex social issue with a variety of economic and social factors such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, physical and mental health, addictions, and community/family breakdowns.
This negatively affected the people who were migrating and were in direct competition for jobs with longer- established residents and would keep creating conflict with those people. “Many people were not able to make a living in drought-stricken regions and were forced to migrate to other areas in search of a new livelihood. ("Drought in the Dust Bowl") Many people had no choice to leave which affected them in a personal way because they had to forced to leave in search of a new livelihood because they will mostly not survive through the Dust Bowl.”In addition, because of poverty and high unemployment, migrants added to local relief efforts, sometimes overburdening relief and health agencies. ” ("Drought in the Dust Bowl")People were super poor and were not making enough money to pay for things while migrating so this would affect people and families and it was too much for relief and health agencies.“The poor economy displaced more than just farmers as refugees to California; many teachers, lawyers, and small business owners moved west with their families during this time. ( "Dust Bowl")The wealth and
Homelessness due to individual factor or structural factor? Homelessness is the condition of people without a permanent dwelling. It is an uncontrollable issue around the world and influences different ages of people. Homelessness can be divided into two camps which is structural causes and individual causes .Structural causes is the causes that related to social and economic in nature, or out of the control of the individual or family concerned and individual factors are causes that applied by individual to the personal circumstances. Should the problem of homelessness be framed as one of theindividual choice and responsibility or should it be framed a one of structural factors?
Although homelessness is caused by many things, homeless people are usually labeled as homeless. But there are types of homelessness. One type of homelessness is Situational or Transitional homelessness. This is when someone is forced into homelessness because of uncontrollable circumstances such as losing a job, important material lost, lost of a main breadwinner (Father, husband, wife) etc. The second type of homelessness is Episodic or cyclical homelessness.
The second theory is personal problems with the person lacking money management skills, excessive abuse, and being lazy (Scheidies). Many people do not believe that homelessness can happen to them but sometimes certain factors in life cause people to end up homeless. Factors like, economic failures, drug/alcohol problems, and family problems can have an effect of becoming homeless. Learning how homelessness start can also help prevent people from becoming
Factors causing or in association with homelessness is varied, it can be from loss of employment, divorce, domestic abuse, and/or a recent healthcare diagnosis. The low level of education can increase the risk of poverty significantly due to the lack of resources and knowing how to gain resources. The limited jobs with benefits can cause an increase of homelessness. The mentally challenged can also be at a significant risk for poverty as well, which can lead to being homeless if there
This issue effects everyone. There are consequences that emerges from the lack of housing. These consequences can cause increase in health problems, traffic congestions, discrimination between individuals or communities, increase of homeless, and lack of household stability. There are many government funded projects that help the low income resident find housing however, there is a shortage of all of the units creating mass
Refugees are physically separated from their family and friends when they relocate to a host country. This lack of familial support among those in an ethnic community directly affects refugees’ emotional and physical health in a negative manner (Simich, Beiser,& Mawani, 2003). Poor or nonexistent support systems do not give refugees the outlet to cope with the involuntary changes that are forced upon their lives as a resettled refugee. An incapability to deal with such stressors is the specific cause as to why significant amounts of psychological distress are seen among Afghan refugees in America. In one study which focused on Afghan refugees of all age groups living in industrialized nations including the U.S., depression was exhibited in the form of survivor’s guilt, avoidance of hearing the news of country of origin, frustration,