Ending Homelessness in America

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We live in a world where it is survival of the fittest. It is hard to succeed, one wrong decision can easily lead someone into a financial struggle. This can lead to homelessness. Homelessness is not a lifestyle that one would choose by choice. In 2003, there has been "... as many as 1.3 million Canadians that have experienced homelessness...at some point during the last 5 years." Affordable housing costs less on an annual basis compared to putting the homeless in prison. Canada was the last to have an action plan towards ending homelessness and as we are understanding; the prisons are being over-populated. We often hear that people in our society blame the homeless for living on the streets. Society does not think it could happen to them but in reality it can happen to anyone. Society tends to forget that what the homeless have to go through with the struggles and obstacles of living on the streets. The cold temperatures, lack of clothing, sleep and food, this is not a choice someone would make. Those people who believe it is a choice often refuse to help the homeless. On various occasions i have heard people say that they refuse to give money to someone who is homeless. Their reasoning behind it is that they are afraid that the homeless person will use that money to buy drugs or alcohol. When we receive a paycheck from our boss' they don't ask what we are going to do with the money. Why should we worry about what the homeless do with the money. There are reasons as to
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