Essay on What Causes Homelessness Across The America

735 Words Nov 13th, 2015 3 Pages
It is not an unusual for New York residents and people across the America to encounter number of homeless people sleeping on pieces of card box with plastic cover in the street asking for a change. Some of them yelling insanely at random people, some are sleeping with a stress wrinkle on their face and some are just sitting there and staring. These homeless people did not choose to become homeless. These people were born to a family and lived with family before they ended up on the street. So, how did they end up by the street all-alone? What causes them to become homeless? Some of the major reasons of homelessness across the America in the US are decreasing demand for the job and increasing cost of housing, various life tragedies and addiction to drugs and alcohol. Demand for jobs decreases and the cost of housing in America continues to rise, making it hard for people to afford it. According to United States Home prices and Values, the median home value in the United States is $182,500 and the cost of housing has increased by 3.7% over the past year and predicts that the cost will increase by 2.4% within the next year. Clearly from this data, we can say that people living below the poverty line are unable to afford the houses. Also, with their meager income, they have to spend it on other necessities such as food, clothes and schools. So many things to spend on with their income makes it impossible for them to make a decision and ended up abandoning their house and were…

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