Category: Homelessness

A Look at the Development of Homelessness in the United States.

Homelessness had been around since the beginning of mankind. While some become homeless due to factors beyond their control, others become homeless on their own accord such as philosopher Diogenes, or Siddhārtha Gautama also known as the Buddha. Homelessness and Westward Expansion. During the eras of colonization, and westward expansion, and times prior, homelessness for…
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What's It Like to be Homeless?

Homelessness is a worldwide problem. While the estimate by the United Nations in 2005 says that there are approximately 100 million homeless in the world, that number is more then likely grossly underestimated. Of course these numbers do not include those living in homes that are living in substandard living conditions, such as abandoned building, tents,…
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How many people in the U.S. are homeless?

On any given night, there are over 600,000 homeless people in the U.S., according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Most people are spending the night either in homeless shelters or in some sort of short-term transitional housing. Slightly more than a third are living in cars or under bridges or…
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How did Homelessness get so bad?

In third world countries, homelessness is mostly due to widespread violence, economic grievances, poor healthcare, corrupt politics, and a lack of resources. In the United States when Reagan cut spending for mental institutions, many had to go to the streets almost instantly becoming homeless. This impacted high population area’s the worse, the increase in homelessness, and…
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