Home is the starting place of hope, dreams, and love. It enables a person to be nurtured in the right direction. A home is a place where you learn about life and it makes someone better as a person. It is a place where all the story begins.
Unfortunately, many people in the world do not get to live in a place that can be called home. In fact, in the face of adversity, many people must leave their homes and live in the streets. They are also known as homeless people.
Homelessness shows a darker side of any society. People do not live in the street because they want to but regrettably, they had to. Misfortune, broken, forsaken, unsuccessful in work or personal life can all lead up to homelessness.
In the United States of America, the government along with many organizations working day and night to get rid of this one problem. Because if it is solved that means crime will go down, more people will be involved in the socio-economical practice, eventually it will help the nation to prosper in the right direction. But are we getting lost in the process, or is it going to be better sooner than later?
The number of homeless people in the United States of America is more than half a million in the year 2020, according to the data of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. On a single night in January 2020, -580,466 people which is about 18 of every 10,000 people in the United States – experienced homelessness across the United States, according to their data. Many of the organizations- including the New York Times, says that the data might be different from what is shown. As a matter of fact, it is higher than what we know. With covid-19 pandemic, other diseases and virus, and economical downfall for one whole year certainly made many people acquire in the homelessness life.
Homelessness is a problem that is very solvable. But it needs attention from all sides. Especially, people like us must understand that instead of sympathizing with people being homeless, if we speak to them and made their existence aware to the right person, they can be helped. Firstly, we will have to speak to them and understand why they became homeless in the first place. It takes courage. But at least, we will have to try because it is our social responsibility. Secondly, we need to build a community that can resolve the homeless issue by providing home and finds suitable work locations for them. Thirdly, we need to build an education system connected to working opportunities. It will have to short but impactful. Finally, we need to take into consideration for health care opportunities for homeless people. Because health is wealth.
Homelessness is a curse for an individual and their family members. It is one of the biggest social issues which must need to be solved. It will help everyone from an individual to a nation. We must not forget that the individuals are in fact the greatest national treasure.