There Is No End In Sight

There are hundreds of reasons why a person or a family could become homeless. From financial insecurity to health woes, homelessness is often a result of several factors coming together to create a situation where people must make difficult choices between food, shelter, and health. Here is a glimpse at three broad factors leading to homelessness:

  1. One Bump Away

If you are poor, you are essentially an illness, an accident, or a paycheck away from living on the streets. – National Coalition for the Homeless

Although wealthier than people in many countries, poverty is not something we are unfamiliar with in the United States. I made the case that the minimum wage is not a living wage and clearly leaves people in poverty. Poverty and homelessness are inextricably linked, and often people in poverty are only one incident from becoming homeless.

Think about it – you need not even be…

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