Social Causes Of Homelessness

Homelessness is nothing new to the world, especially America. In fact, homelessness was first documented in America in the 1640s (Fischer 2011). America has a long past with homelessness. However, there is said to believe that homelessness is caused by a large range of issues. Many people (typically conservatives) believe that the homeless people are fully responsible for their current situation. Others (typically liberals) believe that homelessness is caused by our society. Whether both of true or not, it reflects on how society has saw homelessness throughout the years in the United States. Homelessness is a very controversial topic and a serious social problem. Urban communities and rural communities both have different perspectives of the …show more content…
Like the conservatives and liberal, homelessness may be caused by failed government or doing it to themselves. Moreover, homelessness is caused by many other reasons. Natural disasters occur in certain locations; the aftermath is not always as we expect. In the YouTube video, Sociological Perspective Project: Homelessness, it stated that about 141 million people lost their home by 3,559 natural disasters, such as floods, landslides, earthquakes, and windstorms throughout the globe (Fulton 2012). Also, physical and mental disability plays a role in homelessness. More than two-fifths of homeless people suffer from one or the other. Over 63% of homeless people caused by personal issues. However, the primary cause of homelessness is a lack of affordable housing. It has economically gotten tougher for homeless people because America is richer than it was …show more content…
Also, “The rates of homelessness among single adults were also highly related to economic factors, but also to demographic and safety net” (Fargo et al, 2013). Because this has been statistically proven, some people can get a feel of the reasons why these homeless people cannot move forward. A family can still be homeless because there’s not many job opening and it is harder to feed 3-10 mouths rather than one or two. An individual can still be homeless because their surroundings are slums and there is negative influences at every corner. The homeless need more income and higher wages to be able to afford housing and maintain it. Also, they need social support and assistance with personal issues in their

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