The Homelessness Problem Of Homelessness

2287 Words Oct 5th, 2014 10 Pages
Homelessness has been an sociological issue for a very long time now. It seems to be a rising issue all over the country. Here in the Portland, Oregon area, we are very lucky. This is a wonderful place to live. Socially, we accept everyone no matter what you look like or believe in. Our mantra is “Keep Portland Weird.” Honestly, from a sociological standpoint, there are not that many issues, however there is one that is growing and is becoming a major problem. In Portland, we have a major homelessness problem. On top of the homeless issues there is a growing indifference towards the homeless issue from the rest of the population. People just do not seem to care about the homeless here in Portland. We see them so much it is almost like we are used to them and we do not think about it. We just walk right by, indifferent. Some are annoyed by the homeless here, most seem to act like they are invisible. The homeless are people too, they should be treated with dignity. In the past year or so, around 2 million people were left homeless and this is sure to continue to rise over the next few years. No one really knows why this is the way it is. Some factors that could cause homelessness are losing a job, not being able to find a job, low wages, too many bills, various disabilities, and lack of affordable housing and help. The term homelessness means people who do not have a home. The issue needs to be looked at in many different angles. Homelessness can be looked at through the eyes…
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