Homelessness in the United States

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  • Homeless Problem

    approximately 745,000 people across the United States were without housing during the winter, more than 40% did not have access to any form of shelter. The large and growing number of homeless people in the United States continues to be a major crisis that has not been solved. The Government needs to increase the availability of affordable housing and social services to homeless populations and anyone facing homelessness. “The United States’ current homelessness policies overlook the causes of…

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  • Prevalence Of Homelessness

    The prevalence of homelessness in the United States has been the modern day plagues for the urban and rural communities. In the early part of the twenty-first century, there were only a sheer number alone, the problem of homeless has become a bigger issue now. Through analyzing the problem, it is need a multi-faceted solution approach, examining the government policies, mental health legislation and the public perception and attitudes toward homelessness. This paper will discuss the prevalence…

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  • Essay On Causes Of Homelessness

    Causes of Homelessness Day by day we as humans inhabiting such a massive planet will cross paths with those who wander the streets in search of a place they can call home. Generally viewed as an individual or a crowd, these people are called the homeless. Automatically, one’s instinct is to believe it is that individuals own fault or this particular individual chose to live this way. Whether a self-made choice or a series of complex events, poverty, natural disasters, and disorders are…

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  • Homelessness And Social Work

    Throughout the world, homelessness is an ongoing problem that affects millions of people on a daily basis. Many people face an intense struggle to survive harsh conditions and stay alive. It is a constant effort to break out of the homelessness despite the fact that the society turns against the homeless population. Homelessness is a societal issue that cuts through every race, age, and cultural background; however, the lack of affordable housing is a common issue homeless people share.…

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  • Homelessness: The Horrible Epidemic

    Homelessness: the Horrible Epidemic Throughout history, homelessness and poverty have plagued even the most advanced societies. Many wonder how this could be possible because of the many advancements contributing to the wellness of the people; however, no matter how many advancements are made, countries cannot eradicate the seemingly never-ending issue. To the more blessed, homelessness can appear lazy, but they are over-simplifying the issue. There are many other factors to becoming…

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  • Chronic Homelessness Case Study

    Homelessness is an ongoing issue that is difficult to fully understand due to its complexity and infinite factors. There are several reasons that people are experiencing homelessness all across America. One major reason is that a large percentage of the people living in homelessness need additional support and services, such as psychiatric or substance abuse treatment to get out of this living…

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  • Essay About Homelessness

    that seem unrealistic to fix; poverty, bullying, terrorism, global warming... it’s overwhelming. Most people believe that homelessness is one of those unfixable problems, but they are wrong. Yes homelessness is a worldwide problem, but there is a solution. The solution to homelessness is to put the homeless people in homes. The U.S. is more than capable of fixing homelessness. Thousands of Americans go to bed every night without a roof over their heads. Children asking their parents every…

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  • History Of Homelessness

    that the starting point of homelessness is followed back to when the pilgrims originated during the 1640’s, homeless people during this time period were considered dangerous and police were always on the hunt for them. In addition to this, towns during this time like Baltimore and Philadelphia had an increased number of homeless people than any town in America. The increase of homelessness at that period was an aftereffect of the King Philip ' War Of 1675-1676 (Homelessness History…

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  • Characteristics Of Homeless Adults

    Alexander-Eitzman, B., Pollio, D. E., & North, C. S. (2013). The neighborhood context of homelessness. American Journal of Public Health, 103(4), 679-685. A longitudinal study of four-hundred homeless adults located in the St. Louis area was conducted by collecting the previous addresses and sleeping locations of the individuals and comparisons were made over a one to two year follow-up interview. The intention of this article is to examine the changing neighborhood characteristics of homeless…

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  • Homeless Children: A Case Study

    Families with children are one of the fastest-growing homeless populations in the United States (National Coalition for the Homeless, 2009). A major cause for family homelessness is the availability to gain employment is mostly in low-wage positions. Another major cause is not having enough affordable housing available for the families to obtain. Homeless families face many concerns regarding not only their physical health, but their mental health and well-being. Children, unfortunately,…

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