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Beating Homelessness Is About More Than Just Getting Housing
While getting housing is central to solving homelessness, there needs to be an overall improvement in healthcare, education, and social assistance for the poor.
Homelessness Is a Symptom of Poverty and Government Failure
Homelessness, most of the time, is not a choice or the result of mental illness – rather homelessness is caused by a lack of income and housing. Homelessness therefore should be seen as a social, not an individual, problem.
How to Prevent Homelessness When a Bed Is a Home?
While shared-housing programs are a useful strategy for keeping many people from becoming homeless, others need more independent housing in order to climb out of poverty. There is an urgent need for more self-contained ...
Shared Housing Programs Can Lead People Back into Homelessness
Shared housing does not meet the needs of people who have already been homeless. Many of these people wind up returning to homelessness. Subsidized individual apartments would better meet the needs of those trying to get ...
Men Are More Likely to Be Homeless Than Women
Gender has an impact on people with mental illnesses. Men are more likely to be homeless than women. More social support needs to be provided to members of both genders