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HOMELESS: WHY?


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homeless: why?

Homelessness can be caused by a variety of problems…
  • unaffordable housing for the poor


  • mental illness


  • physical illnesses


  • substance abuse


  • lack of incentives to work


  • poor work ethics


  • lack of decent education
Most people become homeless specifically because they are having a housing crisis, even though they may have other needs for services and increased incomes. It is important to realize that their needs are best met once the individual/family is in permanent housing - not while they are in transitional housing or shelters. Housing must be first if they are expected to develop a sustainable, healthy lifestyle.

In the developing countries other causes of homelessness are:
  • political decision (for example civil or religious wars, forced evacuations);


  • natural catastrophes
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