Homelessness In The United States Essay

Homelessness in the United states has always been a problem from the early 2000’s till now. Although in January of 2012 a overall point count had 633,782 of homeless people found throughout the united states. Recent studies have an estimate of 1.6 million people using transitional housing or emergency shelters. From all of these people, ⅓ of these people have a household of children, increasing by 9 percent since 2007. Another study has found that 1.35 million children out of the 3.5 million people are likely to experience homelessness in a year or less says the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty. The data shown from the report of 2007 says that, a 6.8 percent of people were no longer homeless. Also that A 3.7 percent of people …show more content…
Natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes caused these houses to collapse.

The people who have did their time in prison have problems with things such as drugs or alcohol or have a history with some mental issues and find it very hard to find a job because of the backgrounds they have. Also the lack of support or guidance from family or friends to give you something to start with. Because the rate of homelessness booming in the United States, the U.S Conference of Mayors decided to demand for an emergency shelter in 270 U.S cities. In the 1980’s there was a boom of homeless families in the United States. Most of the families that are homeless consist of a single mother and how many number of children she has.

A very big number of the people homeless are teenagers and very young adults. mostyle kids that are running or street children. This may be for a number of reasons but it has been studied that some teenagers and young adults do run away to flee domestic
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A central Florida commision on homelessness has been studied to come out to be $31,000 a year per homeless person to cover “salaries of law-enforcement officers to arrest and transport homeless people. Also for jail stays, hospital visits and hospitalization for the medication they are prescribed.” (1.13.16

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