Homelessness: The Forgotten
by kcurr3 on March 11, 2014 - 9:59pm
Homelessness is a major social problem that often gets overlooked. It includes many factors such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, uncertain physical and mental health, addictions, and community and family breakdowns. To be homeless means to live without any type of shelter. In today’s world, people are acting out to the problem more by running food shelters and homes for people who aren’t as fortunate as others. To decrease homelessness there needs to be an increase in education. An increase in education would decrease factors that cause homelessness like poverty, unemployment, and government assistance. Increase in education and mental illness would also cause a decrease in crime, addiction, and criminal justice involvement. I think people should focus more on the issue of homelessness and the government should act positively upon the matter to help the homeless the best they can.
The main purpose of this article is to raise awareness of the amount of homeless people in the world and to attract attention to this major issue. Something needs to be done to decrease the amount of people that are homeless. I have personally seen many homeless people, especially because I live near New York City where a lot of people live on the streets. Seeing these people struggle just makes me feel bad for them. It gives one a sad feeling and you wish that you could do something to help them in some way. The main conclusion of this article is that too many people in the world suffer homelessness. The fundamental question of this article is “how can society decrease homelessness?” The main answer is to increase education because it will give people more opportunities to be successful in life so that they will more likely not become homeless.
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