In recent years, the Long Beach homeless population has unfortunately increased. This includes an increase of children living in tents, cars and homeless encampments. By working together, the city, state, and federal governments can enact policies and programs that will more effectively serve homeless people. Although current policies are already in place, the laws and regulations can be re-defined to include more affordable housing and services. Everyone has to keep in mind the homeless people don’t always choose homelessness it is often a forced situation. We must have a some sympathy and compassion when dealing with homeless population. This photo was chosen because it represents part of Long Beach homeless population.
Many different factors greatly affect the high number of homeless people today. One of the biggest causes of homelessness is the lack of affordable housing. Affordable housing is essential for low-income families who cannot afford to pay high rent and support their families at the same time. In 2015 today affordable housing is not readily available for the families who need it most. The second cause of homelessness which is greatly connected to the lack of affordable housing is the rise of rent. In 2015, everyone is aware that there is an increase in
Homelessness, while widely acknowledged, continues to be an ever-prevalent issue within society. This urged me to take action. In order to compromise an accurate, precise claim, I needed to heavily research and analyze the various aspects of this issue -- specifically regarding the causes of homelessness, addressing the stereotypes and stigmas surrounding it, and by finding solutions at a personal, local, and national level. Initially, I intended to include pathos as a primary theme throughout my sources, but I eventually found logos as a more prevalent, more central theme that appeared throughout each source. Presented primarily through statistics, logos stands as the central theme.
While circumstances can vary, an individual’s first choice is rarely to choose homelessness due to the inability to afford housing or other unforeseen circumstances. The support of friends, family, and community programs/shelters are first suggestions when a person becomes displaced. When these suggestions become inadequate, living on the streets is the next favorable/affordable option. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, on a night in January of 2015, there were 564,708 people homeless in the United States (para 3). On a larger scale, more than one million people are homeless in America and of that population, 50 percent are chronically addicted to alcohol, drugs, or both (Substance abuse mental health, 2011 para 6). Research has brought more attention to risk factors that contribute to homelessness such as the epidemic of substance abuse.
The issue of homelessness in America has been evident since the early 1600’s. Across the country men, women and children spend their nights on the streets not knowing when or if they will ever find a permanent home. States and federal officials or city councils have tried to alleviate or at least reduce the number of homeless over the last several decades at a city, state or national level but it continues to be an ongoing problem. There is a multitude of factors that account for the growing homeless population that affects each state in the country differently. Though there are many contributing factors that contribute to the amount of people living on the street at any given night in the U.S. An effective way to address the problem of homelessness in America is to continue creating affordable housing, maintaining assistance programs, and continue creating workforce
homelessness, in this paper I will be talking about a program that has been created and planned
In 2009, President Obama and Secretary Shinseki committed to ending homelessness among Veterans with the Policy H.R. 806 (Bill, 2011). In support of that effort, the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in 2010 developed by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) established as one of its goals to prevent and end homelessness among Veterans in five years. (Balshem H, Christensen V, Tuepker A, et al, 2011)
In the year 1984, October 1st, two Holy Cross Priests had the mere idea of creating a foundation to help the poor and homeless. By renting a house they started their own idea, by bringing in their first guest and creating something that will forever remain to offer hospitality. Slowly but surely, this organization formed many new members of volunteers to help as well. Not only did the volunteers increase, services were established that this organization offers, and many people from all over the Phoenix area started to send in donations such as clothes, blankets, and medical needs. Andre House of Hospitality is a non-profit organization, and because of this, they rely on “us”, the community, to do our part to help the less unfortunate. There
Health disparities are common contributors to homelessness. A homeless person’s risk of being ill or injured increases between two and six times that of persons who are housed (Wright, 1990). The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (2011) estimates 26% of homeless adults living in shelters are living with serious mental illness and nearly another 46% live with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders (“The 2010 Annual, 2011). Homeless populations are at increased risk of; injury, hypothermia, dermatological problems, violence, and infectious diseases such as; hepatitis, tuberculosis, and HIV. (Kushel, Evans, Perry, Robertson, & Moss, 2003). The vulnerable population of homeless children
he issue which is being discussed in this proposal is the young homelessness which is a major issue in Australia. Firstly this proposal will describe the situation of the homeless people in Australia. The homeless people in Australia has been an issue since the arrival of the first fleet. The social stigma on young homeless individuals leads to inequality as they are marginalised from society. A strategy which can help solve this issue is creating more shelter homes and making them easily accessible. Also, within these shelter homes, creating an education system, and providing counselling services, as well as drug and alcohol counselling. This can ensure the children are attending, and the human service workers can view their progress along
More than 1 million Americans sleep out in the cold every night with about a third of that number being children. The issue of homelessness is so serious that there are over 3.5 million homeless people out there in the streets. It is due to these high figures that this article about homeless will try and highlight some of its causes. It is widely believed that people who live on the streets have some chronic health condition that pushed them there. This may be true, but there are many other reasons that contribute to homelessness. A majority of people find themselves without a home due to some life changing event. Things such as foreclosures, loss of a loved one, domestic violence, family disputes, job loss and divorce are the primary causes
More people suffer from homelessness than we realize. We often take for granted having a home to go to. I completely agree with Anna about her feelings on homelessness. I often see the homeless on the side of the road and I normally refer to them as homeless people but what I fail to realize is, that “homeless person” has a name, that “homeless guy” is a human being just like the rest of us longing for certainty, stability and privacy. Those “homeless people” are human beings without a home. Anna states, “Home is where the heart is. There’s no place like
This website was created to promote the ending and prevention of homelessness. Anyone interested in this topic could use this website as a resource, or just a way to gain more knowledge. Specific people who could find this website useful are homelessness advocates, policymakers, people who are homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. Advocates could use this website for reports on homelessness and prevention, and for resources that can help them advocate for people. Policymakers can use the website to receive information on the legal aspect of homelessness. People that are homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless can use the website for find more information about options or who they can contact for
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. On