Homelessness By:DREA

My topic is very easy to describe, my topic is Homelessness. It is Texas’s biggest issue nowadays, well to me. It is affecting people by basicly shaming people if you don’t give them money or help them even if you really can’t it is still is very heartbreaking and hard to look at.I am being affected because it is a real heart breaker to see less fortunate people ask for money when I don’t have money to give.My farther feels it is’’eye sore” or “a headache”.But my grandmother is very upset that they have not been “saved”.So they are being affected in different ways with different opinions.

These issues affected people 50 years ago by:In his January 1964 State of the Union address, President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed, “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.” In the 50 years since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs. Adjusted for inflation, this spending (which does not include Social Security or Medicare) is three times the cost of all U.S. military wars since the American Revolution. Yet progress against poverty, as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau, has been minimal, and in terms of President Johnson’s main goal of reducing the “causes” rather than the mere “consequences” of poverty, the War on Poverty has failed completely. In fact, a significant portion of the population is now less capable of self-sufficiency than it was when the War on Poverty began.

I think that 50 years from now the issue "Homelessness" will be resolved and they will not have to worry about bills, exspences or hospital costs if sick or injured.It is always on my mind on how I can do something to make a difference.

Some vital people to my movement are my friend Larry who is homeless and struggling and Mr.Bald who is also homeless.Who helped me across the road when i was younger and coming up.

Something I can do is donate money and food to them and even start a project to build more shelters. Like the Community First Village where my mother and others live. The Community First Objective is to get and build houses for people who are homeless and they do not have to pay rent until they get back on their feet.It has been very helpful for me and my family with the worry that my mother is on the street has been lifted off of our shoulder's.According to the most recent Annual Homeless Assessment Report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), there were 19,177 persons homeless in Texas in 2014, meaning that approximately 7 out of every 10,000 persons in Texas are homeless (down from 12 out of every 10,000 in 2013).”I can only hope to make a difference or so I thought.

Thank you for listening and hopefully this project inspires you to do something for anyone besides yourself."It always seems impossible until it is done."That is a quote from Nelson Mandela which to me means if you think it is impossible it is only impossible until it is done like stopping homelessness.

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