Homelessness


"Being homeless is often defined as sleeping on the streets. Although this is the most visible and severe form of homelessness, there are many other types of acute housing need. These include living in temporary accommodation, poor or overcrowded conditions, or being in mortgage arrears and under threat of re-possession." (Hope 1986) It is a symptom of many complex problems: mental illness, emotional instability, illiteracy, chronic substance abuse, unemployment, and, most basic of all, breakdown of the family structure. Anyone can become homeless and the reasons that force people into homelessness are many and varied. The leading cause, however, of homelessness in the United States is the inability of poor people to afford housing. "Housing costs have risen significantly over the last decade, whi....


The Homeless Population One of the most important issues that concern me today is homelessness and the every year homeless increase. This is an important issue because millions of people throughout the world have no place to sleep or no food to eat. These people constantly wonder the streets begging for food, money, and any thing else that the people have to offer. The homeless have no remorse ... the winter beacuse they can\'t find a warm place to go and they freeze to death. Every year the homeless population increases. There are two major trends responsible for the rapid growth of homelessness over the past 15-20 years. These two trends include the growing shortage of affordable rental housing and a simultaneous increase in poverty. How many people are homeless throughout the world? The number of homeless is made up of 58% African American, 29% Caucasian, 10% Hispanic, 2% Native American, 1% Asian. Who is to blame for homelessness? As much as 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 the streets ...


HOMELESSNESS Homelessness is a very large problem that America has come to face with. Millions of people, including children, families, babies, veterans, and the elderly live day by day without food, water or a roof over their head. People that are mentally ill also have to tough it out on the streets, which can be very confusing to them, and dangerous to us. This problem must be solved soon, because it\'s not getting any better. People have not always had to suffer with homelessness. Too bad the problem has almost always existed, it had not reached a severe level until recently. With every war there has been a small trickle of homeless veterans to follow, but ...


Not enough people see the whole picture when it comes to society\'s problems. If something hurts the society, it hurts the individual. For example, the problem of homelessness is not just the problem of those who are without residence. Their plight effects us all. Homelessness hurts the local businessman whose customers are frightened away by the homeless man living on the corner. It hurts those who have to commute to work via public transportation and must deal with ...


Homelessness INTRODUCTION Homelessness is a condition of people who lack regular access to adequate housing. As this condition becomes a growing problem in Canada people are forced to deal with the issues. Who are the homeless? 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 ... the majority of the homeless within our society. What effects does being homeless have on members of the family? It contributes to many physical and mental health problems for both parents and their children. Homelessness is a world-wide issue, yet zeroing in on Canada, the majority of the homeless live on the streets of Toronto and Vancouver where they seek shelter anywhere from a park bench ...

Homeless
What has been done to decrease the problem? One of the largest growing concerns in Toronto is the constantly increasing number of citizens who are finding themselves living on the streets. With the decrease in the number of available jobs, the population of homeless people has literally boomed. My questions are not as simple to answer as they may appear. Why