A huge problem in America and how it should be addressed.
Imagine being alone with no food, no safe place to go, and no one to help you. This is the life of a homeless person, a life hundreds of thousands of people face each day. With little to no support from the government, and only harsh laws that make life more difficult, life as a homeless person is far from desirable. The government should provide shelter, access to food, along with education and job opportunities for the homeless rather than criminalizing them.
Homelessness is defined as a person without a home, and therefore typically living on the streets. While it is true that many of those who are homeless are forced to take to the streets without help and support, there are things that can and should be done to give the homeless the shelter they need. In Los Angeles, there are only enough beds for one-third of its homeless population, the lowest of any major city in the country (Blasi 1). Without proper housing the homeless are truly limited to the streets. The city …show more content…
In March the city of Las Vegas restricted feeding on public property and reduced the legal feeding locations for the whole homeless population to just one parking lot in the entire city (Bazar 7). The law serves no purpose and can only make the problem worse. There are several organizations in Las Vegas that feed the homeless population and all of them are against the law. “Most important, they say, they shouldn 't be corralled into certain spots. ‘We go wherever we need to go” Edwards says. “That 's the point” (Bazar 30). It is inconvenient for the homeless population to be herded like cattle to be fed. Las Vegas is a big city and the homeless are spread out across it so not all of them could be able to get to that one parking lot in the city. That being said, there should be multiple places where feeding is