Homelessness And The Homeless

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As the growth of Political values increases, followers of politics, see one major conflict rise, Homelessness. In 2013 it was estimated that 1 out of every 30 children were homeless. As this issue grows some people think the only way to fix homelessness, is by making it illegal. But criminalizing homelessness will have many negative effects, it will hurt the chances of the homeless getting jobs and getting off the streets, volunteer groups are creating projects to help create housing for the homeless, and the homeless are already treated poorly, and looked down upon by society. When applying for a job, the employer runs a “background check” to see what type of person the candidate is, where he or she came from, and if they are qualified for the job. If the employer sees a past of bad decisions, or a criminal records, it is an immediate red flag. Some governments, are arresting homeless citizens that are setting up “cardboard shanties”, which are referred to as a shanty town or squatter area and are settlements of improvised housing. They are usually made of plywood, corrugated metal, sheets of plastic, and cardboard boxes. The police are giving employers a criminal record for the homeless candidate, or a reason for the employer not to hire and help rebuild the homeless person's life. When an impoverished, or homeless person applies for a job, they are already at the bottom of the pool of candidates. Employers think they might be too lazy and not want to work, or that

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