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
While the lenders get their money without having to inflate prices. Also, financial corruption from banks and wall street had influenced the creation of The Great Recession. There was predatory lending in the mortgage markets and banks had knowingly loaned millions of checks on mortgages . This led to a tremendous Economic crash as stated in (document e ).
How do these things appear similar to chronic homelessness? They cannot be explained by a bell curve; the LAPD police department only has a small portion of officers who are chronically brutal, while only a few cars out of several hundred or thousands omitted too much admissions. So his point is you can’t punish all the officers over a few bad ones and you can’t punish all automobile drivers in Denver because of a few. So why lump all homeless into the same category. Instead address the ones that pull the most from the system, those who are chronically homeless and spend more time and money on be admitted and readmitted to local hospitals and
Veteran Homelessness On any given night, approximately 49,000 American veterans are homeless, men and women that served our country and fought for our freedom (Unique Issues). Most are suffering from traumatic brain injuries, physical disabilities, and some are over the age of 50 (Unique Issues). Veteran homelessness continues to be a persistent problem. A system in which increased funding goes to housing and providing care to veterans would drastically help these peoples if not homelessness will continue to grow because of the United States’ involvement in the Middle East.
There are more than 500,000 homeless people in America (Johnson). There are many reasons and causes for people to end up living this way, but the biggest cause is tragic life events, for like loss of loved ones, job loss, domestic violence, divorce, and family disputes. Other reasons for homelessness are depression, untreated mental illness, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), and physical disabilities ("Top Causes of Homelessness in America."). Many people see homelessness as a bad thing and an issue, but it does serve a purpose in society. Homelessness can be seen in many different ways.
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. Homelessness has increased its number by at least a 1% since last year, reached nearly 554,000 people who are living in harsh conditions. The government and its policies/bans only harm the homeless instead of being beneficial to them. With the “City wide bans on camping in public have increased [along with the]… city wide bans on sleeping in public…, sitting or lying down in particular places… [and,] bands on sleeping in vehicles have [all] increased”(Wiltz).
Crime lurked on every street corner, and murder was becoming commonplace. In 1981, “The Chicago Tribune reported that 5,906 people had been murdered in America, nearly 40 percent more than in 1890” (Larson 153). Police were of little service as they were overwhelmed with hundreds of cases of disappearances. Many citizens avoided reporting murders or crimes they witnessed or suspected to the police; “It was as if no one thought the police would be interested in yet another disappearance or, if they were, that they would be competent enough to conduct an effective investigation” (Larson 190). Lives were not being valued and death was not being taken seriously.
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.
making Mental illness the third major cause of homelessness. C. Most people believe it 's their own fault or it is over drug and alcohol abuse or just being lazy period, but according to rock center by Jessica Hopper believe it or not 20% of people that have jobs who are not on any alcohol substance or drug abuse are also homeless, which leads us to the requirement wages in order to afford a place to stay in. Not just in TN but in every state more than minimum wage is needed, Families need to earn a housing wage of 15$ an hour in order to afford a two-bed room apartment. Transition: it is very clear to us that homelessness is a major problem in our society, and that we need to take action, let 's look at some ways we can help to aid these types of situations. II.
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 of the 1930’s the Great Depression occurred causing many people to migrant Midwest and south of California. A lot of these people did not have money for homes, they were known as “bums” and “homeless.” As time progressed, World War II occurred, followed by the Vietnam War. Once both wars were over, the population in what is known now as Skid Row prolonged. Many of the veterans began to settle at Skid Row because they were emotionally damaged, needed an easy way of finding drugs and cheap alcohol.
Elderly offenders One of the biggest problem facing the correctional is not the disease all but the population whit elderly offenders are, that the population is increasing and the prisons are not sure how to solve this problem. The most of the elderly have been in prison for most of their lives. And when they are in prison for most of their lives most of them don’t have family members to take care of them or they don’t have any type of education and they have a difficult time in the real world or most of them will end up homeless or death. Most of them come back again to prisons and keep repeating the same cycle Elderly offenders consist about four percent of arrest of the United States and by the time we are in 2020 the percent will increased about 15% and the population will included about people between 65 and older.
On a single night in January 2015, 546,708 people were experiencing homelessness – meaning they were sleeping outside or in an emergency shelter of transitional housing program (The State of Homelessness in America, 2016). An individual or people can fill out an application, but what if they don’t have a physical address or means of communication? This makes me revert back to the Invisible activity we did in class. One may come so close to a new opportunity, but without the necessary correspondence resources, there is no likelihood of getting employed. In the employer’s eyes, biases usually arise.
Being homeless can drive a person into a more dangerous situation such as health issues, due to the continuous high levels of stress that they face while struggling to survive. Because homeless individuals do not have the appropriate clothing and shelter to stay warm and dry, they are bound to feel the harsh effects of winter which can possible cause a stroke and or death. Going hours, days, weeks, or even months without food can lead to starvation, which causes the body to dysfunction and can also leads to death. Eating from the trash, which is normally what the homeless has to resort to can also lead to health issues such as infectious diseases. To make matters worse, not receiving any medical attention increases their chances of becoming