Homeless People : America 's Homeless Essay

762 Words Aug 15th, 2015 4 Pages
Homeless People in America How do people become even become homeless? Does anyone even care that we have homeless people in this world today? But what if you didn’t have a home? Could you imagine that? Where would you go? Where would you sleep? Where would you put all your “stuff”? Sadly, for millions of Americans each year, they have no answers for those questions. Who are these people? They’re the nation’s homeless. Growing up seeing people homeless was one of the saddest things that I have ever saw. There are so many reasons why people become homeless and there are people that still do things on an average regular day bases. To become homeless there is not really just one cause or reason why there are several reasons. Homelessness can be caused by: poverty, unemployment, lack of affordable housing poor physical or mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, gambling, family and relationship breakdown, domestic violence, physical and/or sexual abuse (Salvation Army, 2014). For a brief period back in the '80s, homelessness was the chic issue of the pretty people. It was worthy of galas and fund-raisers and cover stories. Now, as a cause, it has fallen on hard times, and the glamour crusades have moved to new fronts. But homelessness is a problem that is not going away. There are more homeless this year than last, and the number keeps growing. The new welfare overhaul our politicians are so proud of is sending more poor people into the streets. Many homeless people actually…

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