Homelessness in New York City has undoubtedly changed tremendously since the 1990’s. In 2015 today it is no secret that there is a huge homelessness crisis in New York City. We see them on most if not every train ride either asking for money, food or in a corner using the rain as a form of shelter. Often time’s people look down upon homeless people and think they all have mental or drug issues or didn't work hard enough to make it on this place where people come to so called have a better life. Although it might be true that these homeless people might acquire these issues it is imperative for us to understand how to go to the positions they are in today.
A social issue is a form of conflict that influences members of a society and often extends into debates about what should be considered morally justifiable. Social issues such as: illicit drugs, gender inequality, age discrimination, education, and recidivism are all heavily discussed topics of debate. However, one social issue that affects several people on a day to day basis is homelessness. Homelessness is the condition of having no permanent dwelling such as a house or apartment. Homeless is a prevalent problem on a global scale that can be viewed and interpreted many ways.
Summary: Jo Ensign Bowlder, in the article “Health problems of the homeless in America” suggest that homelessness during this decade has become a social and political issue. Bowlder indicates that the increase of population in homeless brings more health problems. They are more at risk than the general population. He adds on how primary care providers can help improve this situation.
But, around the mid 1970s gentrification started to become common in the United States. There are many different factors that contribute to the existence of the phenomena. And it was also said that there numerous economic, social and political consequences that it bring to every country. Of course, it looks impossible to eradicate every negative impacts it bring, so most of the people refer gentrification as a double-edged sword, as it gives and offers both positive and negative impacts and effects to the different aspects of the society. But the questions are how does gentrification became prevalent to the urbanized countries?
Although it may seem that America is the “land of opportunity”, millions of Americans struggle to survive on how much they earn. Throughout the United States, indigent Americans experience many difficult obstacles in order to survive illustrating their need to provide for their family. A recent article about understanding the effects of poverty states “The number of homeless children throughout the U.S has increased by 60 percent over the past six years” (Sheffield, Rachel). This statistic is very scary because poverty in the U.S is constantly getting worse. The amount of homeless families has increased, which causes their children to struggle through school and have a much harder time becoming successful in the future.
The workers were subject to the dangerous, hard jobs and low pay. Industrialization brought about a number of changes in society, economic and art. The huge impact was on the society whereas no longer had an appropriate moral, ethical and spiritual. Critics and intellectuals such as Augustus Welby
The issue of homelessness in America is controversial because Americans have different views on the causes, conditions, and solutions to homelessness. Advocates for the homeless cite economic problems, a limited supply of affordable housing, and domestic violence as the main causes of homelessness, while opponents vehemently contend that homelessness in America is due solely to a lack of personal industry. Nevertheless opponents and advocates for the homeless are in agreement on the conditions of homelessness, but the solutions to homelessness are vigorously debated by both groups. Opponents cite personal responsibility (a steady job) as the main solution to homelessness, while advocates for the homeless cite a steady, well-paying job, and
There is a huge problem facing us today in America: the excessive amount of money the U.S. spends on foreign aid. The problem occurs when we send large amounts money overseas which leads the poorer classes of American people out to dry. This money could be used to help our children and our homeless across the country. We have 560,000 homeless people in America, while we send 41.2 billion dollars overseas (“State Data”). We are focusing on other nations people while our on people are going homeless.
Gentrification is a harsh reality that affects thousands on a day to day bases. With a series of relocations, erasure, and price hikes in all aspects, it has been made clear that the effects of gentrification are not a positive one nor is it an isolated incident. Despite all of these very real factors, one may argue that gentrification is a necessity for community growth but it is clearly another form of imperialism where the rich benefit and the poor are moved out and left to figure it out. Gentrification effects people in urban communities in all fifty states of America. According to “Gentrification in America” by Mike Maciag between the years 2000 to 2015 the acceleration of gentrification affected nearly 20 percent of urban communities.
The long term economic trends keep getting worse. These trends would continue to destroy the middles classes unless changes are made. Good jobs are replaced by low paying service jobs. At the same time, the cost of everything goes up and its difficult for American families to be able to afford things needed. Health care and tuitions are also rising and now millions of American families cannot afford it.
Then there is the economy itself that contributes to the homelessness population. With increasing costs on goods and services, the limited amount of jobs available in the United States, and the increase of natural disasters among the world, people are finding it harder and harder to get by, and are often living paycheck to paycheck
Immigrants change the population affecting things like taxes, and job availability, and crime rates. First, taxes often increase as a result of immigrants needing government assistance to begin their new lives. Tax payers are put under financial strain when left with the bill and are compensating for the population that cannot provide for themselves. Many unemployed Americans get frustrated with the idea of foreigners taking their job because as Americans, they feel they should have priority. Lastly, people are often skeptical and cautious of immigrants because terrorism is becoming more common and trends show that when immigration goes up, so do the crime rates.
In the time between the 1890s and 1920s, America experienced a massive amount of growth. People in poverty-stricken, overcrowded cities suffered greatly. In big cities, politicians kept power using several political machines. Companies created monopolies and controlled the nation’s economy. Many Americans were concerned about this, and believed that great change was needed in society to protect everyday people.
The homeless veteran population is a concerning problem to the Veteran Affairs (VA). The population has been growing over many decades. To have a better understanding why there are so many veterans being homeless this paper will discuss many of the reasons why this is occurring. Veterans who have served in high combat can suffer from physical disabilities and mental illness that affect the normal daily tasks, but also who have not served can also suffer with the same issues. Suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PSTD), causes veterans to have a hard time transitioning back to civilian life after the military.
The controversial issue of the homeless in New York has been an ongoing battle for several years. Many leaders like Andrew Cuomo have come to the conclusion that obligating homeless people into shelters should be enforced, yet others oppose the idea. They believe such harsh actions shouldn 't be taken. Journalist like Hinckley, who wrote "Can New York Force Homeless People into Shelters?" and Marc Santos, who wrote "Keep New York 's Homeless Off the Streets!" have written articles with fact based information with details on the homeless living conditions.