Causes And Solutions Of Homelessness Essay

1675 Words Jan 30th, 2016 7 Pages
Unique Magee
Professor Maison
English 101
01/24/2016

The Causes of Homelessness in my Community Chris and Laylah Smith has four beautiful children with another bundle of joy on the way trying their best to make ends meet on a daily basis. Chris works for the temp agency until he’s able to find something permanent and Laylah is a stay at home mom due to the cost of day care for two children. They travel on the bus due to not having any transportation of their own and no family support around to help them whenever they’re in a bind. Times are hard for the Smith family. Chris has recently been laid off due to no job assignments and Laylah has sold everything valuable enough to help bring income but they’re all out of resources and have no choice but to move out. With no family in town and no other places safely to stay, they’re forced to find a homeless shelter for the night. Can you imagine how this family feel? What effects it has on the children? What psychological effect it has on Chris and Laylah? Let’s explore the causes and effects of homelessness in the community and find ways to help.

What is Homelessness?
Homelessness is defined as the condition of people without a regular dwelling. People who are homeless are most often unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure, and adequate housing, or lack “fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence.” (WIKI)

Causes of Homelessness
One of the many causes of homelessness in the community is the loss of income.…

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