The Plight Of Homelessness During The Great Depression Of 1929

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The plight of homelessness is increasing expeditiously everyday. Despite the work of professional groups working together for the common goal of ridding America of this embarrassment. The economy and the housing market spiraling downward aids in this continuous social issue. Actually, homelessness is just the surface of all the different issue that lie beneath. What is homelessness? According to Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless it is define as:
Resident in place not meant for human habitation
Resident in an emergency shelter
Resident in transitional or supportive housing
Residing in any of the above but spending up to 30 days in a hospital or other institution
A situation in which eviction is imminent and no subsequent …show more content…

When you study the Maslow hierarchy, a person would need the basic necessities before reaching self esteem, esteem of others, achievement, recognition, and dignity. These are the items that a homeless person lack when they don 't have the physiological needs, and safety needs; your basics such as food, water, shelter and fresh clothing. Maslow believed that anyone can achieve if their basic needs are met. When you have a home it brings about safety, a place where one can go to get away from the cares of this world, a place of refuge. Having a home protects you from the cold, rain and snow. Maslow states “Human life will never be understood unless its highest aspirations are taken into account. Growth, self-actualization, the striving toward health, the quest for identity and autonomy, the yearning for excellence (and other ways of phrasing the striving upward) must by now be accepted beyond question as a widespread and perhaps, universal human tendency.” (Maslow) Over years of research many individuals are homeless due to medical issues, mental illness, loss of employment, drug abuse, many have criminal history, and the

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