Thesis: Fundamental Problem Encountered By Homeless People

Fundamental Problem Encountered By Homeless People

Homeless people need a permanent place to live.

Homeless people’s health conditions that vary from those of other disadvantaged people are strongly linked to their state of homelessness. Homelessness is a health risk that predisposes individuals to a host of health conditions and complicates counseling.

Income level

The problem of affordable housing has two aspects: the availability of housing at a given price and the sum of money an individual or family needs to pay rent.

For those who are eligible, neither jobs at the new minimum wage nor welfare insurance provide enough money for them to secure affordable accommodation in certain neighborhoods.

Ensuring access to health care for homeless people

It is also administratively inefficient, bureaucratically cumbersome, and often ethically difficult for those who administer or support healthcare programs to expand healthcare services to the vulnerable while attempting to refuse them to the domiciled disadvantaged.

Homeless people frequently encounter barriers to accessing healthcare services, leading to untreated medical conditions, exacerbated health problems, and increased vulnerability to illnesses.

Short term solution

The urgent need for housing and food has overridden efforts to devise and enforce strategies that could include long-term alternatives.

In the Committee’s opinion, what is required now is preparation and intervention at the federal, state, and local levels to organize and ensure the quality of effective homeless programs and accommodation.

The fundamental problem homeless people encounter is the lack of stable and secure housing. Homelessness deprives individuals of the most basic human need—shelter—and exposes them to a multitude of challenges and risks.

Without a permanent place to call home, homeless people face a daily struggle to find safe shelter, endure harsh weather conditions, and protect themselves from the dangers of the streets.

Food Insecurity

The inability to afford or access nutritious food contributes to food insecurity among homeless individuals, leading to malnutrition, hunger, and reliance on emergency food services.

Safety Concerns

Homelessness exposes individuals to various safety risks, including violence, exploitation, and victimization. Without the protection of a secure home, homeless individuals are particularly vulnerable to harm on the streets.