Analyze The Causes Of Homelessness

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We see them as a crowd, we call them the homeless, as if it tells who they are. What most forget is that they are also people. These “people” with social disabilities or financial problems are abandoned by society and become homeless on the streets and although many believe they don’t owe anyone help. Homelessness is a very huge problem that America has come to face. Millions of people, including children, families, veterans, and the elderly live day after day without food, water, or a roof over their heads. People that are mentally ill also have it tough on the streets, which can be extremely confusing to them, and dangerous to the rest of society. A little generosity could go a long way on the road to lowering homeless numbers around the world. According to homelessinterviews, David Leach spoke to a homeless man on the corner of Melrose and Hollywood in California, he…show more content…
Federal housing assistance is one of the most successful housing-based solutions to reduce homelessness. The largest federal housing programs are Section 8 vouchers. Housing vouchers allow low-income households to rent housing of their choice and provide a flexible assistance that adjusts with the family’s income over time. For Example, Utah has reduced homelessness by 78% and is on track to end homelessness by 2015. Utah solved homelessness by giving away apartments to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker. So, the state began giving away apartments, with no strings attached. Each participant in Utah’s Housing First program also gets a caseworker to help them become self-sufficient, but they keep the apartment even if they fail. The program has been so successful that other states are hoping to achieve similar results with this programs (nationofchange.org). This is a wonderful solution and way to reduce family homelessness and in ensuring that these families remain
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