In order to keep homeless people off the streets and to keep them from panhandling, it is necessary for all homeless people to be transported to landfills. At these landfills across the United States, there are viable housing options, food supplies, and jobs for many homeless individuals. Landfills contain ample amounts of building material, cardboard boxes, and oftentimes old furniture. Individuals can use anything at the landfills to build themselves a new home on site. Under this system, homeless individuals will obtain shelter, while making practical use of materials that were thrown away.
However, if we all work together we would prevent homeless percentage-in Los Angeles-to keep increasing. Even if we don’t help all the homeless get out of the streets, eventually we will see a decrease in the amount of people in the streets. People will always question what they don't see. If we do not take action in preventing homelessness, we will never know what works. If we start from somewhere, we would know what we're doing wrong and change it. Knowing what we do wrong could help us better our plan, sometimes not everything good is created in one try. As we begin the process of bettering homelessness, soon enough it would not be an issue of Los Angeles, but a problem of the
With the advancement of poverty in the United States it is time to solve the homeless situation. Thousands of Americans are homeless and taking up space on the city’s streets. A simple solution to this problem would be to allow the homeless to reside in landfills. They would be able to sort through the waste to find appropriate cardboard boxes to live in. This could also be used as a form of employment allowing them to sort through recycling to improve the environment. It is also a statistical fact that many Americans throw away food that goes untouched. Not only would they have a permanent residence of their choosing but this also insures that they would have plenty of food to maintain their strength to sort trash.
Many of the anti-homeless polices that have been previously mentioned focus on improving the quality of life for the community rather than reducing the causes of homelessness and for these reasons it is imperative that these anti-homeless policies be reformed. Reforming these polices can be tricky due to the way they are framed. For example, no one is going to advocate that public urination should be allowed. A more effective argument would be to advocate for increased public spending on public restrooms. This is just one example of how allocating public funds away from criminal justice and towards public services could help improve the issue of
The U.S. government, middle, and upper-class citizens in the United States should come together and fund communities in large cities like Chicago in the next couple years to lower the amount of homeless people living on the city streets. In these communities they can build schools for those with children so they can learn while their parents work and build income. As well as providing two to three community hot meals for the families to eat. They can even build facilities where the homeless who struggle with addictions live and receive treatment such as counseling and inspirational speakers visit to share their testimonies.
When you see the homeless what do you think about? Do you see them and feel disgust or are you someone who wonders how and why they are where they are, or maybe, you are one of the few who want to help and who are able to. In the U.S., more than 3.5 million people experience homelessness each year and that number is growing. They are families with little children, people who are trying to escape domestic violence, people with mental illness, veterans who have served our country, and many more. From what I read in Jonathan Kozol’s “Untouchables” city officials in various places are only coming up with short term solutions, that aren’t helping the homeless. City officials are just trying to get rid of the homeless from their cities or area. I think it’s time that more individuals and groups, really gets involved and figure out a way to help those who are already homeless, and stop future people from becoming homeless. We have to come up with ways to help the homeless readjust and get back into the world.
Bakersfield California is a fun place for people to go on vacation. There is Beach Park, located near the city that has playing fields, bike paths, skate parks, and barbeque pits. There are lakes to go water skiing and boating, also Kern River County Park that has 50 campsites for a family to bring their children to enjoy a nice outdoor vacation. Restaurants, that force you to try new things and have the experience of eating in an older restaurant building. However, what most people don’t know is that Bakersfield, California is the most polluted places in the United States. In this paper, I will go over the pollution problems, geographic factors, climate conditions, and social activities that contribute to the buildup of air pollution in Bakersfield, California.
By cleaning up the trash in the community is one way of giving back and will change them dramatically by thinking that people do care about it. It could be really helpful because we would have so many trash in our yards, highways, streets, parking lot, schools, and
“During the early 1900’s the discovery of oil and natural gas in areas around Baton Rouge attracted chemical companies to the city” (Reilly). Since the beginning of the 1900’s Louisiana has been a large refining state, one may say one of the best, but also one of the most damaging. It can be safely said that since the start of refining in Louisiana well over a billion pounds of pollution has been released. In 2011 alone over a million pounds of chemicals were released into the air and a separate 1.3 million had been released into the water. All of Louisiana’s 17 refineries reported accidents contributing to these chemical spills (Sturgis). The numbers that have been presented so far may not seem out of the ordinary
County officials already spend $1 billion a year on health and welfare services and law enforcement interactions with homeless residents, and yet it’s still not enough. The county’s plan addresses the homeless population in regards to expanding rehousing programs to families, short-term housing, government grants for those who have applied for Supplemental Security Income, and federal housing for chronically homelessness. The plans seem to be well thought out, however these plans come with a cost roughly about $46 million annually per year. This year, Los Angeles will spend $30 million in aiding the homeless population and the problem lingers on. In efforts to reaching a higher budget, Mayor Eric Garcetti has contributed by setting a goal to reach $100 million in the next year’s city
The Water In The Valley. If the water is contaminated by the airborne pollutants, whether by depositing through direct water surface contact or by depositing on land and being carried to water bodies through run off, the residents will face problems. Once in the water, these pollutants can cause the fish to poison people upon consumption, or the fish could die out. Harmful algal blooms could occur; the water will become contaminated and unsafe to drink. This might seem like an exaggeration but in the San Joaquin Valley, the threat is very real. One might say that the people of the San Joaquin Valley may depend on water more than people elsewhere. The residents need water more because many of them depend on having enough water for their jobs, not just for their consumption. Being one of the top agricultural industries, the San Joaquin Valley residents need to have plenty of water for their industry of choice, whether is be for watering their crops or keeping the cows ' food (grass) alive, to ensure that they will be able to bring in profit to the valley and be able to feed themselves and their families.
The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty and the National Coalition for the Homeless labeled Los Angeles as the meanest city because of their tendency to not really care at all about the homeless. Since the 2000’s, Los Angeles has enacted laws to criminalize being homeless. With a 14-1 city council vote in June of this year, the LAPD gained the power to confiscate the belongings of the homeless. The LAPD also spends most of their time citing homeless people instead of pursuing real crime. These citations, which the homeless are not able to pay for, add up. If the penniless citizen is not able to pay the ticket, he goes to jail. Furthermore, LA affordable housing fund has been reduced to $26 million dollars from $110 million in less than a decade, which has led to less shelters at reduced price so the homeless can stay off the streets (Davis, The Intercept). A November study done by Bloomberg even fond that Los Angeles, “Spends less per capita on shelter and services than any other major municipality” (Nash, “City of Shanties”). Even the previously promised $100 million in emergency aid seems to be nothing but smoke and mirrors. The LA times, in a November 2015 follow up investigation on the emergency declaration, found that no actual money has been allocated to the rapid aid
Look closely at the triangular piece of land next to some freeway ramps and you may spot a couple of plastic tarps or even a dome tent hidden among the bushes and weeds. Every major metropolitan area in the United States has a homeless population and according to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in 2014 there were about 578,000 homeless individuals (Robinson, 2014). Historically, the accuracy of that number was debated because of inconsistent counting methods throughout the nation, so the federal government issued a mandate to communities, requiring communities to create an information system that counts homeless individuals. Local communities gathered data in
Now, that’s not to say that there are only two places that offer programs to help the homeless. We have many programs such as the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo which offers many different services and programs to ensure the homeless are getting the help they need. The county itself offers a wide variety of programs available to the homeless as well such as drug rehabilitation programs, meal services, and mental health services.
Being one of the biggest social issues in Los Angeles, Air pollution has two main reasons: vehicle traffic and population growth. Actually, it is in a such crucial level that scientists indicate that air pollution in Los Angeles may endanger peoples lives. Scientific researches show that the air pollution causes cancer and have an impact on pregnant woman. Advertisements shows us some solutions like making public transportation common and sustainable housing. With the growing population of Los Angeles, something has to be done . Otherwise it is going to be impossible to deal with the air pollution. Population growth in Los