Essay On Homeless Programs

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Even though these programs and projects have played a role in reducing homelessness, it does not mean these programs make a significant difference. There is a dilemma about funding for housing projects. There is no doubt that housing projects cannot maintain their operation without sufficient funding. However, increased funding for homeless programs can slightly reduce homelessness. In “Does Increased Funding for Homeless Programs Reduce Chronic Homelessness?”, Shawn Moulton estimates a “fixed-effects model” to examines the effect of new federal homeless funding on homelessness. The data from Moulton’s estimate implies that increased funding for homeless programs can decrease homelessness, and the data also indicates that the “first-year…show more content…
likewise, when policy-makers draft a new policy, researchers should immediately know it, and then they can do a research to know whether this policy will benefit or harm homeless youth. Furthermore, researches can be regarded as an examination of existing policy. Those researchers can evaluate the outcome and underlying impacts the policy brings. This partnership is not only win-win but also benefits homeless youth. There is a critical thing that doesn’t be mentioned above. It is education problem. Most of the homeless youth cannot finish high school and have a further education. Like what Phil Robinson writes in his book called Working with Young Homeless People, many young homeless people “have had a negative experience of education and find it difficult to access further education and training that could help them find a path to independence”. School is a place for young people to mentally enrich themselves, to acquire the skills and knowledge they need for further employment and daily life. Without fundamental knowledge, inexperienced young people would struggle to make a living. Despite knowing the importance of education, sometimes many homeless youths surrender their education opportunities for some reasons. Basically, there are three general barriers to education: the unequal access to the same free, appropriate public education, struggling to balance school and other responsibilities, and school
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