The Effects Of Homelessness On The United States

1218 Words Sep 16th, 2016 5 Pages
In Stanislaus county the homeless population has grown from 1,156 in 2005 to 1,800 today and still growing. Modesto had the highest count of homelessness with 983 documented homeless individuals according to a 2015 Modesto Bee study and sadly, the amount increases as surrounding areas begin to enforce strict laws. These laws criminalize and relocate homeless folk to our county. There are no exceptions to the cold reality of homelessness: men, women, children, military veterans, individuals, and families are included in the rising numbers of homelessness in Stanislaus County. According to the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, the leading cause of homelessness in the United States is the lack of affordable housing. Exposing the problems and cause will allow us to figure out how we can work towards a solution. The answer to diminishing homelessness is to invest in permanent housing. By working together as a community and devising a plan, we could reduce and possibly end homelessness in Stanislaus County.
Individuals and families are being kicked from their homes due to the rising costs of living. Some people can not afford these costs with their annual income and now have forced to the streets or into homeless shelters. Many people might say that homelessness can never be avoided nor stopped but there is hope. By creating a monumental moment in effort to end homelessness, New York city was capable of providing productive results of reducing homelessness in…
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