Homelessness Is A Problem Of Homelessness Essay

1307 Words May 17th, 2016 6 Pages
Homelessness in America
Homelessness has been a problem that we’ve been facing for a long time now. Through the years we have noticed different patterns on the homelessness population in the U.S. alone: the homeless population has gone up, down, but has never completely disappeared. In the U.S. alone, homelessness has become a huge problem that may escalate in the near future if we don’t try and find solutions to it.
Homelessness has to be the cause of something, right? It can’t just happen out of nowhere. One of the main causes of homelessness is unemployment. Some people end up in the streets because they lose their job (whether they are fired or from a sudden cut of working staff) and they can’t find another job in time. With bills and rent to pay these people are forced to live in their cars or, in worse cases, in the streets. An example would be what happened during the Great Depression. Many people lost their jobs after an unexpected crash in the stock market took place. Many families didn’t have a form of income and were forced to live on the streets depending on soup kitchens in order to survive. Homelessness isn’t always caused by unemployment. Sometimes a person can have a job but still go homeless because the rent of the house may be too expensive to afford. The person may try to look for another place that can be affordable, but in most cases, the place that is too expensive for them is the cheapest place available and so they have to live on the streets.…

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