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How and why do people become Homeless?

  1. Highvoltagewriter profile image84
    Highvoltagewriterposted 4 years ago

    How and why do people become Homeless?

    This will be a hub and will explore all the reasons people become homeless, and start of I would love to get your point of view! (Who ever you might be).

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    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    Several reasons. Losing a job, mentally ill, mentally ill veterans, just basically people who are down on their luck and have no choice, nor people to help them. Then you have a small percentage who want to be homeless and cannot conform with society.

    1. Highvoltagewriter profile image84
      Highvoltagewriterposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      From my own experience with working with the homeless, I found that there seems to be a fairly large amount of people in the town I live in (Savanna GA) that seem to prefer being homeless!

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      JThomp42posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Or so their ego says??

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    dashingscorpioposted 4 years ago

    There are several reasons but the number one reason people live on the streets in my opinion is because they either don't have family and friends or they have burned bridges with family and friends.
    In other instances they don't want to do what is required to get help whether it be get off drugs, alcohol, find a job, or follow a set of rules. I once heard of a homeless man who refused to go to church that was serving free meals. His reason? "They make you sit through an hour service before feeding you."
    Some homeless people are too embarrassed to go home if they've relocated far away or they hate their hometown so much they'd rather be barely making it in or near a big city than to go back to where they grew up.
    Last but not least you have the mentally ill, and drug addicts who see being "free" on the street as being a better alternative than a regimented lifestyle in an institution. These people also most likely have burned bridges with their family & friends.

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    tugbo200-5posted 4 years ago

    With no work and not wanting to involve friends and family,
    it would be, PRIDE

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      JThomp42posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Some have no where to turn to?

    2. Highvoltagewriter profile image84
      Highvoltagewriterposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The economy and rising cost of rent does seem to have a lot to do with it, but I am not sure about pride....

  5. getitrite profile image80
    getitriteposted 4 years ago

    I became homeless while I was a struggling college student, thanks to having young irresponsible roommates, and the fact that I became ill.  I didn't tell my family that I had lost my apartment, so I ventured onto the street, to see if I could handle what I had only seen from afar.  It opened my eyes to alot of what I had just assumed.  Most of the people I met were ill equipped for the demands of society, but there were a few people who really did fit the image of what the main stream media is trying to push.  They were the homeless who really were, like me, experiencing a chain of unfortunate events in their lives, that eventually landed them on the streets.  Like "Don" a fifty year old white male, who became homeless because he lost his job of 20 years, due to technology.  He also had no family that he could turn to, because of his sexual preference.  Then there were the few farmers that I met, who had been forced out of business, because of the big conglomerate farms.
    But most of the people who I saw daily were people with psychological, and substance abuse issues.  And then there were the people who were extremely immature and lazy, not having the ability to realize what was expected of them as adults in society, they became perpetual street people.

    1. Highvoltagewriter profile image84
      Highvoltagewriterposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much for this personal experience of yours, may I use part of it in the Hub I plan to write on this subject?

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      getitriteposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sure you can.

 
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