How serious is the issue of Homelessness to you?

How serious is the issue of Homelessness to you?

How serious is the issue of Homelessness to you?

Based on the reports of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, an individual who earns the federal minimum wage of $7.25 has to work 103 hours every week to afford a one-bedroom home at the national average fair market rent.

Moreover, when it comes to banning camping and sleeping in public places, the report also recorded an improvement in city laws restricting sitting and lying down in public, as well as living in vehicles. Of the 187 cities studied/surveyed nationwide, 55% had a sit-lie ordinance, and half limited the latter. 

In some cities of Texas, It has now become legal for homeless persons to camp on the front of one’s private property or on public rights-of-way, especially in the Capital of Texas. Police Chief Brian Manley told the Austin American-Statesman that the new policy would shift the focus of law enforcement from activities to conduct.

Whereas Las Vegas officials passed a law recently, making it illegal for the homeless to sleep on the streets when beds are available at established shelters, despite fierce protests labeling the move as a “war on the poor.”

The proponents favor this act by arguing that Banning the homeless would turn into the higher efficiency of the government. Instead of looking at it negatively, one should consider it a positive step towards the development and careful measures in favor of the poor and lower class citizens. 

The Opponents critic the gestures by saying, arresting people who have no shelter to reside doesn’t help them find permanent housing, Based on the reports of the National Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty report. Instead, policies criminalizing Homelessness can make it worse to afford and qualify for housing. 

Also, when the case came across Supreme Court, The court said it was cruel and unusual punishment to enforce rules that stop homeless people from camping in public places when they have no place else to go.

5 Comments
  • Hilda duckworth
    Posted at 22:25h, 07 March Reply

    Once you get past the “disgraceful component” that homelessness even exist in this country, then what is my opinion? There is a way to handle this dehlema. Of course with wide spread drug addiction as a contributing equasion, that Has to be dealt with separately,Compassion is key, but at the same time ,the idividual homeless person has to be charged with some measure of accountability. The Government’s roll in the acceptance and therefore perpetuating of the problem is apparent The Government can do monumental things,start wars,topple Dynasties,give away billion of dollars to other governments and societies,but can’t resolve this one social,humanitarian crisis. Shameful!!!

  • Devin
    Posted at 00:55h, 11 February Reply

    On the homeless situation after owning a home for 25 years then braking my leg was put out in the streets I agree with you 100% spent 1 1/2 years living in my truck begging for gas money to keep warm let them spend one winter homeless loosing all your belongings not even collecting unemployment because not able too work and they can tell me what kind of life it is I dought they would enjoy it thanks Devin 😍 oh yeah and phone service and bathrooms good luck

  • FACING HOMELESSNESS
    Posted at 13:58h, 09 February Reply

    Homelessness is the WORST LIFE DESTROYING SUFFERING and TORTURE in the world next to LIFE DESTROYING murders and wars!!!! Nobody really wants to be suffering struggling tortured homeless facing living in terrifying hopeless helpless harsh homelessness torture and death in the streets!!!!

  • GaryLA
    Posted at 13:47h, 09 February Reply

    Jesusplease Killevil is ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!!! because homelessness is the WORST LIFE DESTROYING condition in the world next to LIFE DESTROYING murders and wars!!!! Nobody really wants to be suffering struggling homeless facing living in terrifying hopeless helpless harsh homelessness and death in the streets!!!!

  • Jesusplease Killevil
    Posted at 17:54h, 26 January Reply

    Any insane filth who wants to restrict the freedoms of the homeless needs to be subjected to forced homelessness for at least 6 months so they can see how stupid and vicious they are. You think anyone wants to be homeless, you insane filth!!!

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