What Ways Does Immigration Status Impact Homeless And Why?

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Introduction 33.7% of people who are homless will stay homeless for more than a year. This means that a large majority of vulnerable individuals such individuals living in poverty will stay living in a shelter or on the steets for more than a year until they are able to get back on their feet.Having a home is something many of us take for granted and until we face the the reality of seeing more individuals living under briges and on the corner of our communities. Becoming homeless can happen to anyone. Immigrants are more vulnerable to be be homelessness and stay homelessness than a resident (Thurston, Roy, Clow, Este, Gordey, Haworth-Brockman, & McCoy, 2013). They lack social support, not enough resources available, shortage of…show more content…
Sindrome de Ulises (Immigrant syndrome with chronic and multiple stress) This syndrome relates the relation of stress with the living conditions a homeless immigrants develops while migrating. This model is consider of factor that an immigrants suffers when migrating. Some factor that contribute to immigrant stress are: loneliness, failure, fighting to survive and fear (Navarro-Lashayas, 2014, p. 713). Problems Immigrants face that makes them more vulnerable to homelessness The amount of immigrants being homeless is growing at a high risk pace. Immigrants are more vulnerable to become homeless because they lack to obtain affordable housing. In Canada housing cost are rising in the owned and rental sectors. Meaning immigrants arriving at Canada can’t afford the high cost of housing. They are forced to migrate to other cities that have low housing cost to be able to afford housing, or live in adequate housing. The majority of immigrants except for business class immigrants arrive with sufficient income to be able to rent or buy a house. Refugees, may use shelters as a temporary, it is more difficult if they don’t have a sponsor to support them. Case studies in Canada show immigrants live in insecure housing where apartments or houses are run-down, dirty, worn out, as a consequence of
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