Essay About Homelessness

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The world has so many problems that seem unrealistic to fix; poverty, bullying, terrorism, global warming... it’s overwhelming. Most people believe that homelessness is one of those unfixable problems, but they are wrong. Yes homelessness is a worldwide problem, but there is a solution. The solution to homelessness is to put the homeless people in homes. The U.S. is more than capable of fixing homelessness. Thousands of Americans go to bed every night without a roof over their heads. Children asking their parents every night why they don’t have a home. Thousands of Americans feeling like the outcasts of society stuck in the endless cycle of not being able to support themselves on their own, causing depression and making addicts and …show more content…
In my opinion solving the long term problem can sometimes be harder than the short term solution, but solving the problem with the long term solution is always worth it. Even if it costs money to fix up the home or the expenses each month cost the taxpayers. It is a lot less than paying for shelters and health care for homeless people in the United States. The United States has a chance to end chronic homelessness, “THAT’S HUGE!!!”- Billy Fuccillo By doing that these people have a lesser chance of spreading diseases, becoming drug addicts, and going to prison. That will basically cut the homeless person’s tax expense in half. Not only is it incredible statistically speaking, it has changed thousands of people 's lives living in Utah. These people do not necessarily deserve free homes, especially if they are drug addicts, alcoholics, and criminals but something has to be done. It may see illogical to some people to put them in homes but it has been proven to work in Utah and nothing else has worked. It’s worth a try to at least see how it would turn out. Between putting a roof over a family 's head or helping a drug addict get their life back together or even helping a disabled veteran feel normal again by giving them a …show more content…
Why state governments decide to solve homelessness in their state for one night by providing shelters? I don’t know. There are more foreclosed homes in America than homeless people. Some states have dealt with homelessness in inhumane ways. Criminalizing homelessness and trying to get rid of them by kicking them out of the streets. “The program contrasts with approaches elsewhere. Police in Tampa, Fla., for example, arrest those caught sleeping or storing property in public. Philadelphia bans the feeding of homeless in city parks… UC Berkeley Law students found that California has more anti-homeless laws on average than other states, punitive local ordinances targeting the homeless for standing, sitting or resting in public”(Gilonna). This is making the problem worse when the solution is easy; put the homeless in a home. Some conservative states would shut down this program immediately. They would want the homeless to earn their homes like everyone else instead of being handed a home. Many people see the homeless as people who wouldn’t get a job or are drug addicts or even criminals. Those people make up not even half of the homeless in America. In reality homelessness could happen to anyone, uncontrollable situations cause thousands of families to become homeless each year. Losing a job, getting in an accident, investments, becoming disabled, getting kicked out of your home,

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