Homelessness is a serious problem all over the world. This problem used to be of an emergent issue but is now seen as a chronic problem (Howard 38). Almost everywhere people go there will be homeless on the street or overcrowded shelters nearby. Chronic, transitional and episodic are the three main types of homelessness (Byrne 3). Although most people think that having no money makes you homeless, in fact, to be considered homeless you just have to not have a permanent home.
Goodman 4 Richard Goodman English Comp II S. Cravens 14 March 2018 Ending Homelessness Homelessness is everywhere and it’s a growing problem in the United States. There are many reasons in which a person can become homeless, and many of us ask ourselves should we help the homeless. We fail to remember that they are people too, and that sometime or another in life we all need help, even the homeless. Fortunately, there is a way in which homelessness can be prevented and eventually to an extent ended, it starts with housing. When someone mentions the homeless we tend to picture the old man in dirty rags asleep on a bench or begging for change, but what we fail to realize is that there is a wide scope of people affected by homelessness.
SHOW CONNECTION Jon Kurht’s article “When helping doesn't help” is a personal narrative discussing Kurht’s experience managing a homeless shelter, and discussing the hardships and complications that come with helping the homeless. Kuhrt notably states that shelters “actually bred further cynicism and depression in those young people because many were ashamed of what they were doing - they knew they were profiting from the naivety and kindness of others.” Logos can be found within the reasoning and conclusions found by Kurht.SHOW CREDIBILITY Amy Taxin and Geoff Mulvihill’s blatantly titled article “Don't help the homeless, critics say - it hurts them” works as a counter to my claim. The article describes how the good intentions and actions, such as camps and free resources (toilet paper, showers, etc.) only enable and prevent the homeless from a desire to move. Logos helps to develop the claim.
The reasons for them being in that position are diverse, ranging from financial difficulty to mental illness and drug addiction that has spiralled out of control. Some people have been victims of the liquidity crisis and recession and have been evicted from their homes. With no money left, they have no choice but to sleep out on the streets or in shelters. Part of the problem is that homeless people are not economically empowered. Jobs are getting increasingly hard to come by.
The junk car that is not roadworthy is a liability of the owner especially when they do not know how to sell a junk car. Many people wait for long to sell their junk car at a good price ignoring the fact that the value of their car will depreciate with time. It is imperative to sell the old car at the right time to get the best price for it. In the present times, it has become convenient for the people to sell off their old junk car from their property by selling it to the car removal company. By browsing the web one many come across numerous companies offering junk car removal services.
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.
The Stardust accident happened 14 February 1981, there were 840 patrons with ages ranging from 18 to 30 celebrating the day, 48 never returned back home and 214 obtain serious injury and 11 more permanently disabled. Four other victims spent an agonising 25 days in the hospital and later died of respiratory complications, many of the victims who survived suffered psychological problems and the guilt of being a life after many people losing their lives. On a day that was supposed to be an enjoyable day for them turned to be a total disaster and a life changing event in their life. The most shocking part of it after 35 years there’s has been no convictions. Reports conducted at the time which was released a year after, the original tribunal was established within a matter of 16 days
To rebuild a life, the first step is to find money. That task becomes very difficult if no one accepts them for a job. Many displaced people are barred by barriers stopping them from getting a job. These barriers include not having good education, limited job experience, or experience in a job not needed in a wealthy country, no access to and lack of money to provide transportation. An article from popular media outlet ‘The Huffington Post’ states that, “many homeless people are employed... to get a job, people must be clean, and they must wear clean clothing... 35% of homeless people have problems with mental illness.” This is a difficult situation for someone who is unable to obtain access to washing facilities, such as a bathroom like the one in your house.
The people who are usually affected by homelessness are those who are in: poverty, domestic situations, bad financial stability, natural disasters, and other problems out of their control. These things are hard to stop or control and most people end up homeless because of this. Homelessness has always been a problem, yet there is something that is stopping this pandemic from being fixed. Homelessness reached
I was 12 years old at that time. He was hit by the cruel car and his blood strewn over the stiff road. I just saw him lying down, touched his stiff hand, kissed his frozen face and burst into a rage of tears. With no words, no precaution, even I just don’t believe I lost him forever and it is just like the lightening storm which stroke my whole life. My memories about my father just keep before I am 12 years old.