Homelessness : The Problem Of Homelessness

2773 Words Nov 12th, 2014 12 Pages
Josh Elliott
November 5, 2014
Professor Clark
English 1102
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Homelessness in families has become a much more prominent problem in communities and many struggle from it as they are people who are lacking in funds causing them to be without a home. Today, homelessness among families is becoming more common and is unfortunately spreading all over the world. Most home owning people are unaware of the actuality of the conditions that the homeless people reside in and many cannot comprehend the troubles and hardships they face just to keep themselves alive. Most homeless people are known to reside in abandoned buildings, buses, cars, street corners and in many community parks. Most homeless people can barely afford to eat every day and to survive many live on the scraps and leftovers from others. Homelessness is defined as someone who cannot afford to pay for housing without depriving themselves of the essentials needed in life. People who become homeless do not all necessarily live on streets, but many “homeless people in our modern society stay with friends, relatives and even in shelters as they cannot afford to live on their own.” (Espejo 28) Many people become homeless for reasons beyond their control and because of their lack of funds it causes one to be considered homeless. The reasons for becoming homeless vary and although the situations vary specifically based on the person, but there are many specific similarities seen among many of the homeless. A few of…
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