Essay On Homelessness

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A problem I have noticed in my community is homelessness. A portion of the homeless is due to being unable to rent a house because of having criminal history. There is a large amount of people including whole families that are homeless over this matter. These people are living in shelters or with friends and family because they are unable to rent their own place. This is all because they have a criminal record. Most of these people have jobs, and can afford to rent and pay utilities, but yet they find themselves without a place to call home. Somehow it has become acceptable for a person’s past mistakes to be easily available to the entire world. This information being made available to the public is having a real negative impact on society. To shed some light on this and help you to understand, let me use the impact on children. When families became homeless it affects the children the most. Children that are homeless experience a large amount of abnormal stress, which slows their cognitive development down. Children that have delayed development do poorly in school, and it’s said that they are 3…show more content…
The public should be aware and have the right to know, but not crimes that are of un-violent nature. I really feel that landlords and property managers should not be able to use criminal cords as a disqualifier to rent a home. I believe that once a person has paid their debt to society that it is done and over with. It should not be used as a life time of judgements that keep a person and their family trapped on a cycle of social failure. Having a record not being able to rent a place, or find employment will result in a person to re-offend and remain in the system. This often leaves children in state care, or with a family member who is struggling to get by. Not only that but it is costing money to house that person in jail or prison. This is a huge burden and very

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