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Homelessness in America Essay

  • Submitted by: tculver
  • on April 18, 2015
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 2,151 words

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Would there be more homeless people in the America if the human basic needs were no more than eating, sleeping and drinking? For some those three things are what make life worth fighting for. Then for other eating, drinking and sleeping is not that important will take it where ever they can get it. The cause of homelessness began in the mindset of man and society.
I read a quote by an unknown author that said “When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for.” That is the beginning of the end of any nation. In other words when you rob Peter to pay Paul you will always have the support of Paul. Jesus said in the bible that the poor will be with us always.
A legal definition of homeless is an individual who is a resident in transitional housing; or an individual who has as a primary residence a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings (Jarrett, B.D., & Wes R. D. 1993). My question is where do the solution lies?

The Causes of Homelessness
The causes of homelessness that affect a person life began with:
• The lack of employment due to the rise in unemployment because of the economy.
• Poverty because of the lack of employment is the cause of a lot of families being force to live in homeless shelters.
• The lack of healthcare that is cause by a person who has some kind of illness and weakening disease cannot get healthcare either because they don't have money to afford it.
• Substance Abuse can be the only way to cope once you are homeless. A life of drugs can be the catalyst to a life on the street. Drugs abuse effect the central nervous system which changes the mood of an individual, and their levels of awareness or perceptions and sensations. Most of the time drugs...

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