After the great depression and the crash of 2008, the number of homeless people has risen. Luckily, during recent times, the rate of homelessness has decreased. However, the economy is still deeply affected by homelessness through housing and sheltering projects and medical issues. These costs a lot of money and negatively affects the economy. Homelessness has existed since the beginning of civilization, usually because a lot of people at the time are too poor to buy a house.
These two arguments are that homeless people have done or are doing things that society sees as morally unacceptable and that homeless people have received help from their social community and have not made efforts to make connections. These assumptions often give people a negative outlook on the homeless people, to which many people treat them as second class citizens. The homeless are also abused physically and verbally, by people who assume that their asking of assistance is an affront to the person at hand. This has created a bad stigma against the homeless population, who are often feared and even seen as and treated like
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).
Also, with no social housing being built there is a shortage of affordable housing for people on little or no income. Institutional Causes: People who have lived in foster care and young people leaving care are at high risk of becoming homeless. Also people leaving prison or mental health institutions with nowhere to go to on their release/discharge can end up homeless. Services need to ensure that when people are leaving institutional
Homeless veterans and how they live on the streets and how they got homeless. Also how our government is trying to get rid of so many homeless Veterans. Society needs to invest in homeless veterans problem. Homelessness “Is not having a place to live.” When you are homeless you do not have any money and most likely you don 't have a lot of food which you probably already know that. The Veterans are the ones most affected by being homeless.Veterans deserve and should have the fist right over government benefits before illegal aliens.
Homeless youth are always dealing with poor nutrition, victimization, substance use, and abuse. Unfortunately the services provided are very limited and cannot help a huge chunk of the homeless youth. Homeless youth experience more substance abuse and drug addiction than non-homeless youth, this causes them to be mentally unstable and unable to be a functioning member of society. There are many temporary services provided such as shelters, drop-ins, meal programs, literacy improvements, and counselling programs; although these are available and there to help the youth, they are all flawed in their own ways. What the government does not take into consideration is the long term solutions to put youth in poverty to an end.
As humans, those needs are essential to life itself. Unlike the needs previously mentioned, lack of shelter does not mean imminent death. Many people have been homeless for prolonged periods of time. In “America’s Tent Cities for the Homeless”, Alan Taylor states, “although the overall number of homeless individuals has decreased over the years, it is rising in larger cities. He goes on to say that in 2015 the Department of Homeland security reported over 500,000 people were without homes at the year’s end.” (2016, web).
2500 valley residents who rely on these seasonal jobs to provide for their families have been hit especially hard. Things like fallowing have help lead to less jobs for these workers. Valley residents have seen many obstacles these past few years and things can only bend so much until they finally break. That is the big question, how much longer can residents in the valley continue to bend in these conditions. People all around the world depend on the central valley as well as the valley residents.
Kirmayer et al (2011) in camps refugees are treated as victims or vulnerable groups that require help within the refugee centre while the refugees themselves know they are survivors who are seeking safety. This confusion has led to the lack of proper strategies that can address the mental illness of refugees. The ability of the refugees to cope with trauma from the experiences they had becomes difficult and not an easy task. To be able to address the issues of mental health of the refugees they need t be given protection that will make them feel comfortable and safe. Then they need trained people who know how to deal with trauma to talk to them and try to propose solutions to the situations and problems of the
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