Pros And Cons For Homeless People

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HNH - Helping Newark’s Homeless Proposal Why are people homeless? There are many reasons why people became homeless. Some due to their actions, some out of their control. Some have fallen victim to unaffordable health issues, poverty, domestic violence, addiction disorders, and mental illness. Some have had their homes foreclosed due to declining work opportunities and declining public assistance. Though the shamefulness should not be levied on the homeless themselves, it should be on us, society. Being the best nation on earth, we should not have homeless people in our streets. Everyday as I’m driving to and from Newark I see “too many” homeless people either sleeping in the street, asking for money, begging for food, and worst of all, the trifecta of all the above while having strong substance abuse issues. It kills me to have grown up witnessing this city, state, and national problem and seeing it get worse, not better. I know there are many people like me, and as such, there are many people trying to take action and devoting their lives to make this problem go away. It’s …show more content…
Not when we continuously budget and debate how to spend money helping other countries before completely helping ours first. It should be American mothers, children, and citizens first then help other countries second. I’m not saying we shouldn’t help other countries in need, but I feel we don’t do enough here. If you can’t help yourself, how can you help other? According to, “On a single night in January 2015, 564,708 people were experiencing homelessness”. That’s over half a million-people sleeping in the middle of winter. That could be you or worse, your brother or sister, mother or father. This is one of many things we need to fix, and need to fix now! Homeless people are “humans” that have had negative turning point in their lives within or without their control that led them to not have a home to sleep

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