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    Homeless Veterans Analysis

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    The “Housing First” program is an approach to ending homelessness, developed in New York City, where instead of putting the homeless into shelters, they are immediately put into permanent housing as quickly as possible with voluntary support service provided to them. The housing first allows people to easily be placed in a house despite mental illnesses which has been known to bar the people who need help the most from receiving it, “people experiencing homelessness are provided with permanent housing directly and with few to no treatment preconditions, behavioral contingencies, or barriers.” (endhomelessness.org). This has proven to help both those who are homeless due to a sudden crisis and those who are prone to chronic homelessness due to mental illness, by giving them a second chance with a home, which is just the push they need to improve their lives. It may sound like an expensive solution, but it has also been proven to be a less costly way to end homelessness, since instead of taxpayer money being spent on medical services on the homeless who are vulnerable to sickness and injury. According to a 2006 cost study on the “The Denver Housing First Collaborative” written by, Jennifer Perlman and John Parvensky, a significant reduction in the use and cost of emergency…

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    I was curious that it is so common to see some people have to spend their nights on the streets in the flourishing city like San Francisco. In fact, the housing crisis has been a challenge social issue in San Francisco for a long period. I have been wondered how frustrated would be if a family has to sleep out on the streets, especially at the freezing nights. The Hamilton Family Center is the great option for families who experience homelessness to get various supports. It provides different…

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    They identify policies as a key factor when addressing homelessness; they state that “Workable and effective policies addressing homelessness need to be based on a clear definition of homelessness.” They go on to state that “older outdated policies only address minimal issues of homelessness and failing to recognize the dynamics involved will result in less effectiveness. “Good practice” policy incorporates changing how homelessness is seen and by addressing the housing psychological and social…

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    shelters, instead she would visit emergency rooms to escape from the harsh weather outside. The housing first program was able to give her the home that she had always envisioned for herself. By receiving stable housing she was able to find the stability to work on her mental illnesses and substance abuse problems through the support services offered to her through the housing first program. Today she has been placed in a stable home for over three years and continues to help others by…

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    There are 172 homeless children in Chittenden County (this includes Burlington and South Burlington) alone, and COTS launched a #172 Campaign to help raise awareness of this pressing social concern. Programs include shelters for individuals, shelters for families, transitional housing, permanent housing, emergency grants for rental and mortgage payments. People also receive assistance with work force training, budgeting, navigating the welfare system, accessing affordable childcare…

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    Lens On Homelessness

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    Some negative causes of homelessness include mental illnesses, gender inequality, effects on adolescents, and housing stability. It is extremely important for the homeless to be able to move forward rather than backwards, as many see the problem as worsening. Showcasing all of these unfortunate causes, proves the need for financial help for the homeless to get back on their feet again. The homeless are easily seen at the bottom of the “social chain”. However, with proper assistance from the…

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    Homelessness Research

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    Homelessness: Why do so many refuse to help? According to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (2005) there are an estimated 100 million homeless individuals in the world. In the United States alone there are estimated over 600,000 Americans who suffer from homelessness on any given night according to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. More than one quarter of these individuals are children under the age of 18 (2014). Homelessness is an issue that has been…

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    Homeless Epidemic Essay

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    shows it can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion and even social class. Even with government regulations there can occur a loss of financial sustainability by zoning regulations resulting in eminent domain over people’s properties when they have no place to go and with the high cost of housing either for purchase or to rent have sky rocketed. These people really do not have a choice but to be homeless.…

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    There is a serious problem in America; it is not a war, nor is it whom to vote for in a presidential election, it is the “love-hate relationship” Americans have with the homeless (Baum, A. S., & Burnes, D. W. 1993). Specifically, many citizens pity those they witness walking along the streets, or possibly hear about in the media, but for some reason, homelessness remains a major issue just as it has been for years. Additionally, many people have stereotypical views regarding chronic…

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    HUD VASH Program

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    Joint Hearing before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies, was called, and the various governmental entities and agencies were given the opportunity to present their various points, evidence, and stance on the issue of zero funding in 2011 for the HUD-VASH program. Statistics were provided, various Senators spoke…and in the end, the zero funding of the HUD-VASH program was overturned. In 2011, the HUD-VASH program received $50 million,…

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