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  • Poverty And The Threat Of Homelessness
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    Homelessness Homelessness as an issue in today's society is largely ignored. To many, the problem of homelessness is invisible or barely noticed. When these people do see the homeless it is found in the form of beggars who need to "pull themselves up by their bootstraps" or mentally ill people who "just can't help themselves". In either case the central point remains; the homeless must be people who are incapable or unwilling to help themselves. After all, wouldn't they stop being homeless if th...
  • Homeless People
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    English 101 Research Paper #2 Final Draft Homelessness Is Not An Option We see them as a crowd, a collective entity; we call them the homeless, as if that defines who they are, but we neglect to add the unspoken word in that title: people. People whom with social disabilities or financial problems usually will be abandoned by the society and become homelessness along the streets.! SS During the past year, over two million men, women, and children, or nearly one percent of the US population, were...
  • Homeless People In Rural Areas
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    Homelessness in America Here in Tahoe, we are lucky enough to experience a great quality of life, and only a few have to face the horrible life of poverty and homelessness. However, nationwide, even right outside the basin, homelessness is a growing epidemic across the country. There are many ways one can become homeless; for the most part poverty. There are also different concentrations of homeless in different types of terrain, such as urban or suburban areas. Last, there is the ever- growing ...
  • Twelve Thousand Nine Hundred Homeless Australians
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    Homelessness in our society. The existence of homeless people in our society is still evident today. Everywhere you look around our cities, parks and streets it is likely that you will witness a homeless person struggling to survive. This is most certainly a social justice issue, every Australian deserves a secure and comfortable place to dwell, not left on the streets to perish. In society the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. People today are far to driven by work and money to see the ...
  • Our Country's Homeless People
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    The problem of homelessness in America is growing dramatically. It's a problem that can strike anyone when you least expect it. Therefore you should address this as a major crisis that affects our society. I feel as Americans we should come together to create solutions to end a growing epidemic of homeless people. Statistics show people living in poverty are most at risk of becoming homeless. Economically they are at a higher risk of losing what little they already have. The number of homeless f...
  • National Law Center On Homelessness Poverty
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    It's Illegal to be Homeless Homelessness has been a constant presence in American cities, towns, and rural areas for many years and a major problem in our society. During the recession of 1981-82 it was identified as a national issue for the first time since the Great Depression. Since the early 1980's, homelessness has been a regular focus of media interest and a topic of policy debate. The reasons for homelessness are many. Lack of affordable housing remains a formidable obstacle to solving th...
  • Common Causes Of Youth Homelessness
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    Statistics documenting the extent and causes of homelessness vary widely. There is no easy answer to how many people are homeless. Some experts in the field assert there are two broad categories of homelessness which sometime overlap. The first category, episodic homelessness, refers to people who are temporarily homeless because of extreme poverty. Oftentimes, they are homeless for brief periods of time. The chronically homeless, who compromise the second category, are those for whom homelessne...
  • Homelessness Of Our Nation Needs Programs
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    Homelessness How do we define homelessness? A person who is homeless does not have a fixed regular and adequate day and nighttime residence. This person may be sleeping on the streets, with friends or family, in cars or abandoned building or in shelters. Throughout the United States it has been estimated that between 355,000, and 445,000 million people who are homeless everyday and night. The problem of homelessness is not only something that happens in large cities, but that happens everywhere....
  • Current Homeless Population
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    Homelessness In America The Stewart McKinney Act of 1987 defines a homeless person as One who lacks a fixed permanent nighttime residence, or whose nighttime residence is a temporary shelter, welfare hotel or any public or private place not designated as sleeping accommodations for human beings. Included in the homeless population are people who stay with friends or family for a short period of time and then decide to find shelter on the streets because of conflict with the people whom they are ...
  • Homeless People
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    The homeless population is growing with astonishing numbers climbing to the highest we have seen yet. Cities are building shelters as fast as they can the homeless keep pouring out of them again. It is sad to say that the biggest and fastest growing part of the homeless population is families. The typical homeless family is a single mother in her 20's with 2 children under 6, and the average age of a homeless person in the United States is 9. Homeless children are at a greater risk for not gradu...
  • Ill Persons Within The Homeless Population
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    Homelessness is an ongoing problem for our society. Everyday we come to terms with the effects of it, but what about the causes? By definition, a person who is homeless lives in public. The lack and destruction of federal housing programs and increasing rents forced those who are homeless to do in public what everyone prefers to do in private. According to the website, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, the Low Income Housing Information Service estimates that "there are twice as m...

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