These homeless people are engineers, lawyers, doctors, and etc. Their careers and jobs are important to our society. The reason they became homeless are from missteps they took throughout their lives. Homelessness is not just about money and housing. It is about human rights failure.
You see people on the streets begging for money, and a lot of time people question why don’t they just get a job. It’s consistently thought that a simple solution to being homeless is getting a job. If you need money than go work for it. This is an oversimplification and makes it seem as if it’s easy to solve homelessness. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that about 4.1% of the population is unemployed.
For example, some homeless are not to blame in that their parents were homeless and they were born into it. If all homeless people were to be criminalized, a large portion of them would be innocent and suffer an even greater deal than they were already suffering. We all give rise to mistakes, and unfortunately, the mistakes of the homeless have much more troubling consequences. In her book, The Homeless Opposing Viewpoints, Tamara Roleff maintains that “homelessness is not a condition; it is an outcome of mental illness, drug abuse, alcoholism, disability, chronic illness and just plain hard times”(31). In other words, Roleff believes that often times, he circumstances homeless people face is out of their control.
A lack of affordable housing and the limited scale of housing assistance programs have contributed to the current housing crisis and to homelessness. The National Low-Income Housing Coalition estimates that the 2017 housing wage is $21.21 per hour, exceeding the $16.38 hourly wage earned by the average renter and greatly exceeding wages earned by low income renter households (NationalHomeless.Org). Today, 11 million extremely low-income households pay at least half of their income toward housing, putting them at risk of housing instability and homelessness. The solution to housing the homeless is straightforward. By connecting the people experiencing homelessness to housing and the services needed, so that they may have a platform from which they can address other issues that may have contributed to their homelessness, such as employment, health, and drug abuse.
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.
These two arguments are that homeless people have done or are doing things that society sees as morally unacceptable and that homeless people have received help from their social community and have not made efforts to make connections. These assumptions often give people a negative outlook on the homeless people, to which many people treat them as second class citizens. The homeless are also abused physically and verbally, by people who assume that their asking of assistance is an affront to the person at hand. This has created a bad stigma against the homeless population, who are often feared and even seen as and treated like
Death in a family can also be a cause of homelessness as the person may not be able to afford accommodation on one income. Personal Causes: This can include mental illness, learning difficulties, problematic alcohol or/and drug use. If a person has one or more of these problems, they may find it difficult to manage the home they are in or it may lead to other problems such as losing job and inability to pay mortgage/rent or relationship breakdown and have to leave the home. Generally it is a combination of these factors that result in a person becoming homeless. For example, if someone lost their job and their relationship broke down, they may have to leave the family home but not be able to afford to rent alternative
Environment within which these children finds themselves more often expose them to diverse health risks. Aside being a threat to their health, there’s also a challenge in their ability to access health care(Ansell,2005;Panter-Brick,2002).However, owing to the nature of their living conditions, their health is arguably the most important resource for their survival on the street. This means that the living of these street children is inseparable from their health status (Grierson and Schnurr, 2003). Tackling these health challenges among such a group (street children) however requires a complex process and these complexities hinders the development of addressing health problems. They often have to make tough choices regarding where, when, how and which health services and methods to be used in addressing their health
They have some normal qualities with the urban poor by and large, yet regardless. The Street children are underage who live and survive on the streets, these children don’t want to or can’t return home. This phenomena of street children happened because three main reasons, the government one of the important reason that cause this phenomena, the poverty and the families. While