Country of Homelessness

Country of Homelessness

     Imagine being a person in the streets with no food, comfort, water, and the care that you need to live a good life. There are approximately 553,742 people in the USA that are homeless.  Nearly 40 million people are living in poverty in America. There are plenty of people that despise those who are haunted by their fate and depressing emotions. Having to watch others be ignored and forgotten is perturbing. 

Poverty is a common human condition of being unable to provide for themselves and what’s needed to survive as a human being. It remains a struggle to continue living in an extremely poor state. The place with the highest rate of poverty is American Samoa and has a rate of 65% increasing. In American Samoa, some people from other countries would enter the area and take their properties or things that belonged to them, only because they had the right to or they were allowed to. 

 Homelessness emerged as a national issue in the 1870s. Many homeless people lived in emerging urban cities, such as New York City. Into the 20th century, the Great Depression of the 1930s caused a devastating epidemic of poverty and salvation. The rate of those in poverty (ages 25 and older) increased by 1.4% to 25.9%. People despise those who are mainly poor because of how they might look, what their future looks like, and their own opinions. 

The official poverty measure was developed by Mollie Orshansky in 1963-1964 and designated as the federal government’s official statistical definition of poverty in 1969. The initial measure determined levels of basic needs, which have been updated only for inflation. The Experts are a diverse team of advocates from all across the country. They use their firsthand experience of poverty to push for more effective government policies to support low-income Americans. 

Before the 2008 recession, an estimated 2.5 to 3 million men, women, and children were experiencing homelessness each year in America. The number of people who have lost their homes and are living with family or friends due to economic necessity remained at 7.4 million people in 2012, consistent with 2011, but some states saw as much as an 80% increase. Sadly, over 1.2 million school children were homeless during the 2012-2013 school year. 

There are several kinds of ethnicities like Native American, Black, Hispanic, White, and Asian who are in poverty. Many people are homeless because of lost opportunities that caused them to struggle but also grow. They have disadvantages and are on the brink of being forgotten and dying because no one did anything to help.