Anyone can become homeless and the reasons that forcepeople into homelessness are many and varied. The leading cause, however,of homelessness in the United States is the inability of poor people toafford housing. “Housing costs have risen significantly over the lastdecade, whi. . .
. The Homeless Population One of the most important issues that concernme today is homelessness and the every year homeless increase. This isan important issue because millions of people throughout the worldhave no place to sleep or no food to eat. These people constantlywonder the streets begging for food, money, and any thing else thatthe people have to offer.
The homeless have no remorse . . . the winterbeacuse they can’t find a warm place to go and they freeze to death. Every year the homeless population increases.
There are two majortrends responsible for the rapid growth of homelessness over the past15-20 years. These two trends include the growing shortage ofaffordable rental housing and a simultaneous increase in poverty. Howmany people are homeless throughout the world? The number of homelessis made up of 58% African American, 29% Caucasian, 10% Hispanic, 2%Native American, 1% Asian. Who is to blame for homelessness? As muchas I would like to blame someone else other than the homeless people,they have a lot to do with it. Most of the homeless are out on thestreets . .
. HOMELESSNESS Homelessness is a very large problem that America has come toface with. Millions of people, including children, families, babies,veterans, and the elderly live day by day without food, water or a roofover their head. People that are mentally ill also have to tough it out onthe streets, which can be very confusing to them, and dangerous to us. Thisproblem must be solved soon, because it’s not getting any better. Peoplehave not always had to suffer with homelessness.
Too bad the problem hasalmost always existed, it had not reached a severe level until recently. With every war there has been a small trickle of homeless veterans tofollow, but . . . Not enough people see the whole picture when it comes to society’sproblems. If something hurts the society, it hurts the individual.
Forexample, the problem of homelessness is not just the problem of those whoare without residence. Their plight effects us all. Homelessness hurts thelocal businessman whose customers are frightened away by the homeless manliving on the corner. It hurts those who have to commute to work via publictransportation and must deal with . .
. Homelessness INTRODUCTION Homelessness is a condition of people who lackregular access to adequate housing. As this condition becomes a growingproblem in Canada people are forced to deal with the issues. Who are thehomeless? They range from children to adults and even in some cases,families. Why are they homeless? Poverty, lack of jobs or well paying jobs,decline in Social Services, domestic violence, mental illness . .
. themajority of the homeless within our society. What effects does beinghomeless have on members of the family? It contributes to many physical andmental health problems for both parents and their children. Homelessness isa world-wide issue, yet zeroing in on Canada, the majority of the homelesslive on the streets of Toronto and Vancouver where they seek shelteranywhere from a park bench . .
. HomelessWhat has been done to decrease the problem? One of the largest growingconcerns in Toronto is the constantly increasing number of citizens who arefinding themselves living on the streets. With the decrease in the numberof available jobs, the population of homeless people has literally boomed. My questions are not as simple to answer as they may appear. Why is a largeportion of our community forced to live on the streets? What has be done todecrease the problem? These are the questions I will confront in my essay.With the economical wealth attributed to the name .