Some homeless people are disqualified to get a job because they not go to school. Which makes it harder for them to read a newspaper, get a driver’s license or even to fill out a job application. The lack of education is causing more and more people to become homeless every day. Not having an education can put many people out in the streets. Instead of ignoring the fact that homeless people are struggling, someone should help the need instead of helping the people who do not need the
Additionally, there is a multitude of factors that have been known to contribute to homelessness. These factors include, but are not limited to, lack of affordable housing, economic insecurity, behavioral health, etc. Research has found that the main contributing factors for children living in homeless families are the lack of affordable housing, poverty, and domestic violence (Aratani, 2009). Similarly, mental illness, substance abuse, and lack of affordable housing are the top contributing factors of homelessness among unaccompanied youth (Aratani, 2009). In addition to analyzing the factors that can cause homelessness, the article explores the impact that homelessness can have on youth.
Homeless services in Ireland have changed quite significantly over the past few years and there has been more of a public focus and public outcry for more resources to be put into the housing sector to get more people off the street. People would generally see homelessness as living on the streets, however both the FEANTAS and the 1988 Housing Act have looked to create a more comprehensive definition of homelessness. The European federation that works with homelessness is FEANTAS and they have created a typology in ETHOS which shows that homelessness is not just something that happens out of nowhere but is a process that can include a variety of living situations which can equate to being homeless, this includes: “rooflessness (without a shelter
Throughout the United States, the amount of homeless people is gradually increasing as the years go by. Roughly, a half million people are living on the streets, in cars, homeless shelters, or in transitional housing. Many people who are homeless lack one important thing: a job with a steady income. There are numerous arguments as to why these people do not obtain these jobs, reasons such as not having an address for applications or not being able to look presentable to the public on duty. For whatever the reason may be, these people need an immense amount of guidance and support available from their community that surrounds them.
Firstly, when a person suffers from memory loss, job loss is usually inevitable. This often leads to bankruptcy, which may result in a person being kicked out of his/her apartment due to failure to pay rent and bills. Secondly, the person becomes poor and he/she can no longer fund vital daily expenses, which in turn makes survival a bit tough. It is therefore, ethical for the community to engage themselves in helping the mentally ill, so that they do not suffer as much depression. Such people with mental disorders are usually not eligible to find and keep jobs in order to take care of themselves.
In “The Latehomecomer” Yang’s family struggles to make enough money and are poorer than others. There is evidence in “The Latehomecomer” that says, “ We had been looking for houses a long time -some we had liked well enough; most we couldn’t afford.”(54) This quote shows that Yang and her family are struggling to make enough money for a new house. Also, Yang’s parents changed their work shift, so they would get a nominal increase in their wages. This connects to how the Greasers in The Outsiders live in a poor neighborhood and also struggled to earn enough money. Evidence that reveals this in The Outsiders is, “ We’re poorer than the Socs and the middle class.” The Greasers are poorer than others and have to work hard to make as much money as they can.
There are three types of homelessness: chronic, cynical, and temporary (Lynne, 1999). A variety of factors can contribute to homelessness, such as natural disasters and war; however, the major causes in Canada are family violence, poverty, a lack of cheap housing, and the closure of mental health institutions. In her essay, “Two Views of Homelessness,” Melanie (2003) noted that “homelessness has been increasing at an alarming rate for over 2 decades, leading to the increased visibility of homeless
Homelessness and Ballarat With the recent announcement of the new Ballarat suburb “Winter Valley” will it see the shortage in housing and emergency accommodation drop? The city is already battling with more people moving into the small rural city. However while the increasing demand for services provided by organisations such as UnitingCare and The Salvation Army suggests they struggle to keep up and will only get worse with the increasing population. Will we see an improvement? There are several reasons why people become homeless mental disability and family violence just to name a couple.
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).
It is disheartening when the homeless is being treated poorly by other people. Some people think of the homeless as someone who is inferior or dirty. But , in spite of the all those negative stereotypes you will be quite surprised by how some of the homeless have a positive outlook maybe because they go through a lot more in life, they learned how to live life and not just simply surviving it. There are about 3.5 million Americans who are homeless each year. Homelessness will always be present.