As mentioned Vulnerable populations are categorized in many sub-segment and face with numerous challenges. For instance, the homeless population is one of the subgroup of vulnerable populations that facing tremendous economic and health conditions. It is estimated 564,708 people are homeless in the United States, and many of these homeless are youth under 18 years of age (Housing and Urban Development, 2016). Because of their leaving condition and precarious behavior of some homeless individual, they are at risk for poor health status. They are more susceptible to various diseases like skin infection, pneumonia, influenza, tuberculosis, hepatitis, and HIV.
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.
says, “Homelessness is rooted hard and deep in poverty” (p. 224). He talks about the connection between homelessness and poverty that “homelessness is social issue that when the standard living of the American working class and lower class falls, individuals and families at the bottom are plunged into homelessness”(p.224). Many homeless women are poor and don’t have high job skills. They are vulnerable population in a job market and always had been facing the obstacles when they looking for, finding, and keeping a job. Homeless people do believe a job is the way out of homelessness.
Imagine being homeless with nowhere to go nothing to eat and having nothing. Throughout the usa there have been between 500,000 and 600,000 people homeless every night. Homelessness is something that affects all races ages and religions, people judge them thinking that they are just lazy and don 't want to find a job but usually that is not the case, the homeless people you see on the streets all have life stories that if you took the time to listen you would have a different opinion on them. It is impossible to count the exact amount of homeless but it is known to be millions every day everywhere men women and children are begging for money on the streets “Most of these people carry shopping bags and carts to keep their belongings but have nowhere to go If someone gives them money they may respond with prayers of thanks and blessings these people are called homeless”. Although they are more than just people without homes.
Homelessness ,an American Problem] [Homelessness is serious problem that America has come to face. Millions of people including families ,children, elder, babies , veterans live day after day without water ,food or a roof over their heads. The number of homeless, families with children and elder has considerably over the past decade or so. They are together the fast, growing portion of the homeless population. There are together almost 40% of all people who are homeless.
Currently, homelessness has become one of the major social problems in Australia. It is common to see homeless people sleep at street sides in major cities like Sydney and Melbourne. According to the latest statistics from the ABS Census of Housing and Population, there are 105,237 people in Australia who are homeless at present (Homelessness Australia, 2016). In other words, there is one person who is homeless in every 200 people in Australia. What is worse, the rate of homelessness has been growing in most states in Australia in the past few years.
Youth Homelessness in America Every year, millions of people are experiencing some form of homelessness in the United States alone. Of those people who are experiencing homelessness, a large proportion of them is under the age of 24. Data has found that there are over 550,000 youth have experienced homelessness for more than a week over the course of a year (“Youth and Young Adults,” 2018). In many cases, youth homelessness can be prevented, but the lack of resources and services available to youth is limited. As a result, the issue continues to grow and affect more and more youth have to experience homelessness.
As homelessness becomes a normalcy in the United States, there is less attention focused on the issue of child and family homelessness. As more families fall into financial hardships, affordable housing has become less attainable. Between 1981 and 1986, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development was forced to reduce their budget from $33 billion to less than $10 billion. This represented an extreme decrease in the building and maintenance of housing, imposing more difficulties on hopeful individuals in need of affordable housing.
The National Center on Family Homelessness at American Institutes for Research (NCFH) released a report exposing that 2.5 million children are homeless in America. (Mclean, 2015) California is the wealthiest state in the country but ranked third worst in the extent of homelessness, the second worst in policy, and in the lower half of the US in terms of risk and wellbeing, making it the third worst US state for child homelessness overall. (Mclean, 2015) Rent is increasing as income is decreasing or staying the same.
Introduction/ definition. The issue of homelessness people is a major problem within my community. Homelessness is a condition of people without a well, health houses to dwell in, most people with this condition are people leaving in streets, old buildings, under sewage pipes and townships to beg for food, clothes, money and also for help to get a better life to resemble like normal people with a well condition of life. People who are involved in this condition some of them are teenagers and adults who are being chased away from their homes. Some of them are kids with no parents or anybody to care of.
Homelessness is very real in the United states with 3.5 million Americans left without a place to call home each year. There is a strong stigma against homeless individuals who are seen as chronic and episodic, but in reality, those seen living on the streets in downtown areas of cities are families with children. The vast majority have been thrust into homelessness through a life altering situation that was unexpected and unplanned for. One of the harsh realities is that homeless individuals and families tend to come from communities of concentrated poverty. Many factors lead to pushing people onto the streets and occasionally, these same factors can be the reason they stay homeless.
According to the most recent statistics from the United Nations intergovernmental organization, there is, alarmingly, about a hundred million people of which are without a home throughout the world. And concerningly, it is found that myriads of people who are free of financial hardships feel that it is not their business or responsibility to help the penniless. As Anna Quindlen has stated in her essay, “Homeless”, the majority of society is choosing to ignore those sleeping on the hard pavement of the sidewalk, merely going around the problem, instead of facing it and endeavoring to find a solution, or even contributing help on a small-scale. A prime example of this is included within the short story of “What Do Fish Have To Do With Anything?”,
Miguel Ascencio Rachael Lehman Sociology 101 Homelessness in the United States Many people see the United States as a land of wealth and opportunity, but then why do we see homeless people wandering the streets, parks subways in most major cities? Well it has to do a lot with how the U.S government handles homelessness. What defines a homeless person is a person who is a situation where they have no housing to sleep in at night, sleeps out in the streets or resides in shelters that are intended for them. In many major city, homeless will be seen everywhere on the sidewalks with sleeping bags even some with tents.