Homelessness Is The Condition Of People

3135 WordsMay 11, 201513 Pages
"Currently in New York City there are over 60,352 homeless people that stay in a shelter each night." (Coalition) Nobody really pays attention to the fact that homelessness has always been a problem in the United States, even before the Great Depression in the 1930 's. This does not include the people that stay out on the street. Each night thousands of people sleep on city streets, there is no accurate measurement of unsheltered homeless people in America. Homelessness is the condition of people without a regular dwelling. (Wiki) All over America, there are people wandering the streets without a home. These individuals are seen as a crowd, a separate collective existence. They are called the homeless, as if that defines who they are, but we too often neglect to add the unspoken word in that title; people. It seems today that the more fortunate citizens of America who have a roof over their heads have forgotten their innate responsibility to watch over those in this world whom are incapable of caring for themselves. (Wiki). The fact is, that there are millions of homeless people in America today. Many of these people had no choice but to become homeless. Economic problems such as being laid off work or the rise in cost of housing has lead these people to be living on the streets. Many of the homeless are women that have become divorced or have left home because of physical abuse. These women have no education because they have not been given the chance to go and get the
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