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Persuasive Outline - Chronic Homelessness

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  • on March 24, 2012
  • Category: English
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Persuasive Outline

My problem will be chronic homelessness

Purpose: To persuade my audience regarding the existence of the ongoing problem of chronic homelessness as well as possible programs to solve the problem.

Thesis: Chronic homelessness is a serious problem for the taxpayers in the U.S.   There are government programs that can greatly diminish the costs incurred by chronic homelessness and, sometimes, even help the hopeless find hope.

I. Introduction
A. Attention Getter: There was a time in our nation’s history that “riding the rails” or hitchhiking was romanticized.   On The Road by Jack Kerouac illustrated a lifestyle of freedom from material goods and the open road, as well as chemical experimentation.   The people who lived this lifestyle were referred to as Tramps or Bums in those days.   Today, they are called homeless.

      B. Reason to Listen:   Chronic homelessness is societal issue that may have a partial solution, by helping the homeless get the help they need through government/community programs.

      C. Thesis Statement:   Chronic homelessness is a serious problem for the taxpayers in the U.S.   There are government programs that can greatly diminish the costs incurred by chronic homelessness and, sometimes, even help the hopeless find hope.

II. Main Points:.

  1. Chronic homelessness and its costs to taxpayers.

  2. The advantages of pilot programs targeting the chronically homeless, assisting them with finding long term shelter and other assistance.

  3. Advantages to continuing these programs.

      Support of main points.

      A. Chronic homelessness and its costs to taxpayers.

          1.   In The State of Homelessness in America 2011 published by The National Alliance to End Homelessness there is a great graphic illustrating homeless numbers between 2008 and 2009.   From 08 to 09 there was a 3% increase in the homeless population.   But the major reason I called out this graphic was to show the numbers...

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