Homeless People Move Into Traditional Housing Essay

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Many public policies have been done to reduce the number of the homelessness and to help out those to rebound back to the normal life. Most policies focus on ending homelessness. Programs such as Continuum of Care Program (CoC) which is helping homeless people move into traditional housing, Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG) which is regaining stability in permanent housing, Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program (RHSP) which is stabilizing the individuals and who with risk of losing housing, and Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program which is assisting and preventing the homelessness. These efforts actually bring the decreasing result. According to the National Alliance to End homelessness, "Between 2005 and 2008, chronic homelessness in Wichita/Sedgwick County (KS) decreased by 61 percent. From 2006 to 2008, Norfolk (VA) reduced homelessness by 25 percent. From 2005 to 2007, homelessness among families in Chicago (IL) decreased by 23 percent. The number of families in shelter in Westchester County (NY) declined by 57 percent. From 2005 to 2008, chronic homelessness declined by 50 percent in Quincy (MA)” (“What Can We Do about Homelessness?”). Although the number of homelessness is decreased in some states, the reality does not change. There are many people still out there on the sidewalk. Is it possible to remove all homeless people out from the street? There are many plans and programs existed to reduce the number and to prevent it to be happened;…

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