Homelessness is a huge promblem in America. In the United States homelessness is something many americans dont consider. Million of homeless people including childern, families, babies and elderly live day by day. Housing is a fundmental human need. Home is a place were you feel loved , secured and most happy.
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
Throughout the United States, the amount of homeless people is gradually increasing as the years go by. Roughly, a half million people are living on the streets, in cars, homeless shelters, or in transitional housing. Many people who are homeless lack one important thing: a job with a steady income. There are numerous arguments as to why these people do not obtain these jobs, reasons such as not having an address for applications or not being able to look presentable to the public on duty. For whatever the reason may be, these people need an immense amount of guidance and support available from their community that surrounds them.
Being homeless is increasing everyday Did you know in the last year more and more people are becoming homeless every day? There are 18,000 homeless people in Memphis on any given day (according to Pat Morgan). Homeless is when a person without a home, and therefore typically living on the streets. Some are disabled and unable to work.
Homelessness is the lack of a house or a shelter. A homeless child is an individual without permanent housing who may live on the streets, abandoned buildings, vehicles or an individual who doubled up (where individuals are unable to maintain their housing situation and are forced to stay with a series of friends or extended family member). Have you ever noticed the amount of people who have neither home, nor a family to sustain them? Perhaps, you think it is their own fault; you might think if they wanted, they would have it all. However, that thought is pointless because there are objective reasons why children lose home and can return to normal life.
It’s been one day with Donald Trump as the United States President Elect and the amount of fear flowing through our collective hearts is sickening. No human should have to fear for their life, but Americans especially should not have to fear. Our forefathers created a nation in order that we would not have to fear. But think of all those who have feared for their lives in America, all of the minorities in race, sexuality, and belief- all of those people who are in a nation that preaches protection and equality.
Homelessness is not a new problem and for years the government has made efforts towards decreasing the rate of homelessness in America. During the 1980’s, the voices of the homeless were finally heard. In 1987, The McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 was created.
Runs past Hahnemann hospital at any time of day often result in two visuals: physicians and homeless people, with an emphasis on the 'and' as I've never seen the two groups interact. One morning as a member of Back On My Feet (a man from Africa with an impressive ability to remember names and faces) and myself ran past three homeless people, two sleeping on the sidewalk and one walking in circles, and towards city hall, I was struck with the thought of what it must be like for formerly or currently homeless members of BOMF to see other homeless people in the street, many of whom appear to be high and distressed. As we ran back toward the starting point, we passed physicians making their way to the hospital. In that moment, the bridging of two worlds seemed apparent and multilayered. Here I was, a medical student, seeing my own future in the young physicians who hurried past; here was a formerly homeless man potentially seeing his former self in the people we passed.
We all need help at one point in our life, so why do we deny our help towards homeless .Why don’t we help the people who once fought to protect this country that we are currently living in. They now need our help to survive. Why not pay them back with our help towards them .
Not everyone has it easy- lots of people struggle to keep a job, pay rent or a mortgage, and buy food and clothes. In 2015, 564,708 people were homeless in the United States. 564,708 veterans, middle age, young adults,and child had to deal with rotting teeth, greasy hair, torn clothes, sunburns, frostbite, freezing rain, cold snow, hail, diseases, hunger, and so many other problems. With food being so expensive, they don’t have many options. That’s why I work at a food shelter.