Thesis: Contrary to much public opinion, the growth of the homelessness is caused by economic conditions, personal choice, society, and other factors such that they are discriminated by the mainstream society.
Homelessness seems to be an expanding problem of the modern age over the past year. Homeless people face an intense struggle just to stay alive despite the fact hat society turns its head from the problem. The government makes laws that discriminate against homeless people, which make it illegal for them to survive. Most homeless people are mistreated and this mistreatment of homeless people is an important issue that is often ignored in our community.
When you see a homeless person on the streets, how do you react? Do you turn your head and ignore them? Do you feel frightened and avoid the situation all together? One of the major causes of homelessness appears to be the unemployment and the second major reason behind the homelessness may be the difficulties and unexpected expenses of living in the modern age, which limits the saving from monthly paychecks. It becomes even difficult to get a house as the time goes by with the competitive any rising prices. I tie these kinds of problems up to the economic conditions, personal choices, society, and other factors such that they are discriminated by the mainstream society.
Firstly, the basic truth is that one without a regular income cannot even think of buying a house except the way of inheritance. Assume a person gets a house by inheritance that even does not work unless that person makes a living at that house. Sooner or later, that person will have difficulty staying at that house and he will need to sell it or rent out to someone else and will need to move somewhere cheaper to live in.
For example, a friend f mine from back home named Naim has a house, who use to live in Izmir in his flat but later had to move to Dikilia small town nearby Izmir, into a cheaper conditions. Naim was not employed anywhere during that period and had move out of his house for somewhere cheaper. If he had some saving he would not leave his house. It has been ten years now since he moved to Dikili, and now I learned that he found a job at his second year after he got there.
As it is partially mentioned above, next cause of homelessness is the high cost of making a living. Again, it depends on where a person lives.
Living in a big city is expensive in my country as probably with all other countries. Another example of my friend illustrates this statement. He lives in a small town and he says that he remembers the talk of his family as early as his elementary ages about moving to a city nearby in seeking more opportunity for him especially. He believes that they evaluated the financial aspect of the matter, then, decided to remain stationed in the hometown. Moreover, This decision alone seems to have enabled them to construct the house that they have been living in since then. He now understands his family better when he compares and contrasts the prices and living conditions.
Living as a member of a consumer society is also another issue that makes the living difficult and causes homelessness. If one is in such a society, she or he is always tempted to spend some money whatever the cost may be. It is certain that this approach will prevent saving at all. If it becomes habitual, things get even worse and this may cause financial collapse. In some cases, it is not possible to own a house, or to keep it at hand if the person already owns one. Homeless people are homeless because they do not have a place to live.
In other words, people are not homeless because they are physically disabled, mentally ill, abusers of alcohol or other drugs, or unemployed. Homelessness is rooted hard and deep in poverty. Homeless people are poor people, and they come overwhelmingly from poor families. To understand homelessness today, one must understand not only why people are poor but also why their poverty takes .