Why Are There So Many People Without Homes and What Can We Do About It?
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Term and YearFall 2022
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AbstractBackground: There are way too many people without homes, and children are the most vulnerable to this. There are many factors that contribute to people becoming unhoused. The effects that being homeless has on people are hard to even describe or comprehend. The fortunate thing is that are many valuable solutions this whole problem that have been proposed. Objective: This study is about why there are so many people without homes and what the consequences of that are. All of research has been done on this. Once that is all explained, the most important part is explained. There are many solutions that are proposed, and explained. Their effectiveness will be mentioned as well. Design and Method: The research method was primarily the use of peer-reviewed articles, and some websites. The research that was made is qualitative and includes articles that have all been published within the past 18 years. Most have been published within the past decade. People without homes were studied to help people understand why it is so important to care about those people and how we can help them. The main research questions are: What causes people to become unhoused? What are the impacts of people being unhoused? What are some solutions that will help people who need a home get a home? Results: Two percent of the world's population is homeless, and about half of those people are sheltered. Many of the causes of people ending up these situations are preventable, and many of the consequences are terrible, even to people who are housed. Fortunately, there are many useful solutions that seem to have been very effective, so all we have to do is start putting in play, and we probably start seeing change for the better. Conclusions: All this being said, we need to start taking into account what is causing so many people to become unhoused. We must acknowledge this so that we can start helping people avoid this because the consequences are awful for everybody on this planet, whether or not you have a home. However, most important of all, we must absolutely begin to acknowledge and propose solutions, because otherwise, nothing is ever going to change, and things need to start changing now. This problem has been getting much worse for past several decades, and has been getting less and less attention and coverage. We need to reverse both of these, because they go together. Keywords: abatement, gentrification, homeless, homelessness, unhoused, violence