Homelessness Is A Problem Of Homelessness Essay

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Homelessness in America has been an epidemic for decades. In New Orleans particularly homelessness has increased dramatically since hurricane katrina and continue to plague our city. Homelessness is a major issue that our city is not addressing New Orleans government officials must step in and make a difference.

Fifty-seven thousand veterans are homeless each night, most of theses are 5,000 females (Swan 7) . There are fewer places for poor people to rent than before. The U.S needs at least 7 million more affordable apartments for low income families (Ending Homelessness 12). The government does not help as much as you think. Cities are increasingly making homelessness a crime. Many people are homeless because they cannot afford rent. One quarter of homeless people are children. Homelessness is getting worse because the U.S department of housing can’t afford housing for every homeless to have a place to stay. But the U.S department and government should help homelessness find jobs. The government doesn 't have enough programs to help homeless with job skills training computer education, internships and mentoring. The government has low income to find private homes or apartments of their choice. The government need to take abandoning builds in New Orleans and make shelters out of them to take the homeless off the streets and from under the bridge. The government can help the homeless in many ways if services,intervention initiatives and enough financial aid ( Swan 7). The…

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