The Causes of Homelessness

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The homelessness problem in the United States is growing at an alarming rate this has been caused by rising housing costs, limited education which leads to limited employment. In every town in the U.S. there are increased numbers of homeless people on the streets and shelters. Housing costs have increased over the past several years which have caused a lot of people to be evicted from their homes. Jobs are scarce and if you are lucky to find one; it is really hard to survive on minimum wage. Education is another cause for this situation. If you have no education it is really hard or you to find a decent paying job. Some people tend to look at homeless people in a very negative way but sometimes things happen in someone's life that is out of their control such as layoffs or sickness. It happens all at once. You lose your job, and then can't pay your bills and next thing you know you are evicted.

So as I have pointed out there are several reasons for the homelessness problem in the U.S. I hope we can work on some strategies, so we try to correct this problem before it becomes worse.