Report this Argument Pro My opponent claims that drug addiction is a factor in homelessness. This can often be correct.
While this is sometimes the case, homelessness is many different things that impacts people differently. B eing homeless doesn't just mean those without shelter, but those without a permanent home.
Here are a few different places where someone experiencing homelessness may try to catch some rest, or live temporarily. Public Spaces In urban areas you may walk past someone sleeping on the sidewalk, in the park, or on public seating especially during the day time.
One big challenge with sleeping outside is with an increase of criminalizing public behaviorssuch as sleeping, eating, or sitting in public spaces. Unfortunately in places like San Francisco, the shelters are full.
For many it can come down to when they are able to get in line for the shelter, sometimes early in the afternoon, to be let in for the night and unable to leave until morning. Shelters have some pretty strict rules that can split up partners and families women and children vs.
This loss of freedom and time impacts someone experiencing homelessness just like it would you or me. Encampments Sometimes partners, families, or friends may opt to live in encampments. These are areas where people set up tents to camp together, usually outside the city.
Cities are putting effort into breaking these encampments up and asking smaller ones to move each day, without a clear path to exit homelessness for these groups.
Though there are some innovative programs like the Navigation Center in San Francisco that focuses on moving entire encampments into their temporary space, including their belongings and pets.
On average people are housed within 45 days. Often the fees of keeping a car running with up-to-date tags can cause an individual to eventually lose their last bit of shelter, leaving them on the street.
Very minimal living sometimes with no kitchen and a shared bathroom, and usually not in great condition. Sometimes these rooms are subsidized and managed by nonprofit organizations which helps connect the steps for someone moving from the street to temporary housing.
Couch Surfing and Doubling Up This can be overlooked when we think about what homelessness is, but people without a permanent home may find themselves jumping from friend to friend or relative, sleeping on couches or floors. With both couch surfing and doubling up, a disagreement or renters issue can quickly change the circumstances and leave someone homeless.
What Can We Do? For someone who is homeless, finding a place to sleep is a huge obstacle every single day.
Understanding the different types of places an individual or a family might find temporary shelter can help us understand the different paths out of homelessness.People have died on the street with family and friends in homes who cared deeply about them.
There is only so much you can do if the family resources are strained already, or if an individual's problems are beyond the resources of the family.
The fact is that while some people may become homeless due to drug addiction, many more become homeless due to social or behavioral problems and then, once in .
Homelessness exists when people lack safe, stable and appropriate places to live. Sheltered and unsheltered people are homeless.
People living doubled up or in overcrowded living situations or motels because of inadequate economic resources are included in this definition, as are those living in. People in families made up % of the total sheltered and unsheltered homeless population in 24 The proportion of homeless people who used emergency shelters and transitional housing as part.
Of course, when people become homeless, this is a real shock for them, especially when it happens unexpectedly (such variants can also happen, when there is an accident, in which almost all the members of the family die or people can just go to pieces and become bankrupt).
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