It is not inaccurate to conclude that in East Harlem, the lack of resources impacts families. Most likely they all eat unhealthy, are sedentary, are stressed and do not have access to adequate health care. People influence others and individuals see others in their community yet alone their family making unhealthy decisions they will more likely do the same. Such as the Asian community devaluing their Chinese culture as family for more American attitudes. They are influenced by others (advertisements, friends, neighbors) and take up bad
Rosemary takes pride in her lifestyle, as various other homeless people do too. This is the problem for many homeless people. They continue to live in poverty because of their pride, and they refuse to get financial help that could get them back on their feet. All of Rosemary’s life, she has lived in poverty, with little to no financial support. “People become homeless when they don’t have a support system to help them weather a normal crisis.” (Understanding homelessness).
Lastly, shelters can be either too full or too dangerous for people, and if living in cars and streets is illegal there is no place for homeless to live. Fining homeless does not have a positive effect on the community and often homeless end up in jail because of it. If you are homeless it is most likely because you couldn’t afford necessities like food or shelter. By allowing fines to be put on homeless you are setting them up for failure. Also if homeless get sent to jail because of a fine they know have criminal records.
Finally, another major issue involved with homelessness is the safety of the populations of homeless individuals. Accomodation for the masses is a major issue when one is confronted with the issue of homelessness. Where are all of these people meant to stay, if not the streets? One answer comes in shelters, but the current shelters available in most cities are often lackluster and not the best places to stay. “The women noted that shelters currently available lack the necessary requirements of basic accommodation,” (Walsh et al.)
“In the meantime they’ll just have to move a little farther north from Mango Street, a little farther away every time people like us keep moving in (Cisneros 13).” This quote is a significant part of the story because it shows how Esperanza truly feels about herself and her family. She thinks that because she is poor and lives and a bad neighborhood people move away from her family. Esperanza doesn’t think very much of her or her family at all. She thinks that it is because of their race that people do not want to be near them. The wealthy people tend to be unwilling to live in poor neighborhoods.
Personal interviews with the homeless reveal the struggles of living alone. The cause of homelessness isn’t laziness; being homeless requires a lot of stress into thinking about how to survive each day. Most homeless people are not criminals and many of those who are technically criminals have committed property crimes in order to live. In addition, the top reasons of homelessness are lack of affordable housing, lack of a living wage, and medical bankruptcy, but none of these reasons are related to choice. These misconceptions and stereotypes are dangerous to society since they seriously interfere with attempts to help those that are in need and
Homelessness can affect anyone in any community at any time. People may think to become homeless that a person must be lazy, on drugs, or must be uneducated but that is not always true. There are a lot of factors that can make a person become homeless, such as divorce, domestic violence, lack of child support, and most commonly, losing your job . The factors for homelessness may change depending on the area and social class the person is in. For more wealthier and upper class people, becoming homeless is less common.
Most of them will think ‘ why am i is a homeless child?’ so they want revenge and strike the society, because they think this is not fair for them, and they will become more negative when they think about this, then the things like crimes, drugs, abuse etc. anything that is bad for the people and society happens. For these homelessness children, actually homeless is a shadow part for them, because they couldn’t do anything when they are still a child, they might get abducted by these bad guys for money, or they will cultivate them to use for the future, everything could happen, no one knows.Crime is a
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.
Fotheringham, Walsh, and Burrowes start out the article by stating that they believe that there has been a serious lack of research done on why females become homeless and their experiences with housing services once they become homeless. The next thing that they discuss in the article is how they teamed up with different facilities so that they could discover why so many women become homeless and how they are effected by housing. After they discussed how they teamed up with different places they talked about the research that they
Another reason to not criminalize the homeless is all of the costs associated with criminalizing them. Many do not stop and think of all of the costs that come along with laws against the homeless. Not to mention the costs when the laws become stricter and are enforced more heavily. According to Scott Keyes, a writer for thinkprocess.org, “When you consider all the associated costs of criminalizing homelessness — court fees, judges’ time, officers’ time, money spent jailing people, not to mention all the associated medical costs of keeping people on the streets — it makes little financial sense for cities to continue passing these types of ordinances”(Keyes). This quote is just an outline of what the costs are, it does not actually tell you how