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  • Homeless People Need Help
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    Many homeless people have mental illnesses and it is not easy for them to restart their lives and get a job. Many of them also have drug or alcohol problems, which makes it very difficult to get a long term job making enough income to support themselves. Homeless people need help getting off the streets but are unable to do it by themselves. People should not just give the homeless the cold shoulder and keep on walking like nothing is wrong. In order for the homeless problem to stop, we the peop...
  • Homeless People Need
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    The morning rush hour, a homeless man stands on the curb of a busy street, hands stretched out, holding a cardboard sign with washed out words saying "no home and hungry, please help". His clothes are torn, his hair oily and uncombed. This is his spot. For over a month, that same man on that same curb can be seen. People walk by; some look away, some who ignored or even acknowledged the woman who too had been holding a similar sign from the preceding block. Many turn away thinking that this man ...
  • 1987 Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act
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    How to improve Homelessness Introduction Homelessness is not new to our nation, and it has greatly increased over the past ten years. (Baum, 1-4) For growing numbers of people, work provides little, if any, protection against homelessness. Low national un-employment levels do not mean that all working people are well-off. (Baum, 21-24) What is homelessness? According to the definition stated by Stewart B. McKinney, for purposes of the 1987 McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, "a homeless person (ho...
  • Million Homeless People In California
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    In our current time of economic prosperity in the United States, many people are enjoying greater wealth, higher earnings, and profitable investments. Unemployment rates are reported to be low, and wages high. Yet there is still an extraordinary amount of homeless people living in the United States. In an article entitled "The Criminalization of Homelessness" Celine-Marie Pascale tries to convey how the homeless are being treated unfairly by society. Criminalization might be a little too strong ...
  • Homeless Housing Act
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    Homelessness President Reagan believed that "the homeless are on the streets by choice and prefer this to the available shelters... and that the jobless are simply not motivated". (Ronald W, 1) In our great nation of awesome power and abundant resources the number of homeless population is increasing every year. Our government is not doing all that it can to put in effect the necessary tools to combat or more importantly to prevent our nation's homelessness. Instead our government is focusing on...
  • 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...
  • Pinkney States Homelessness As A Social Problem
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    Pinkney states that when you discuss social problems among black American you must take in account the role of racism in American life and the persistence of inequality generated by racism. Pinkney goes on to state that individuals, social agencies, and social institutions responsible for the enforcement of social norms, operate with in a long- established framework that precludes the equality of treatment for black people. The efforts to move toward equality of opportunity are strongly resisted...
  • 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...
  • Public With The Homeless Problem
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    Homeless Future Is Society? S Neglect Essay, Research Homeless Future Is Society? S Neglect The Homeless Future is Society's Neglect There is a serious problem with the way homeless people are treated. They are not treated as any normal human being is treated. The homeless have been dubbed the outcasts of society and receive practically no assistance from the government. Where is the consideration for these people? Are homeless people considered less than human? Why is it so hard to give a helpi...

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