Some Reasons People Become Homeless
There are many causes of homelessness
Lack of a Living Wage
Inadequate wages cause homelessness
When parents' beliefs clash with teens' beliefs, sexual orientation, or behaviors this may result in teen homelessness
- Left Out in the Cold
From the page: "Family conflict is the most common cause of all youth homelessness. For gay and transgender youth, the conflict tends to be over their sexual orientation or gender identity, and the results aren't pretty: Half of all teens get a negat
- Christianity and the Parental Rejection of LGBT Youth
Carl Siciliano talks about the link between religious rejection of lgbt youth and teens and those young adults becoming homeless. A well-worded call for compassion.
Physical Illness or Injury
Injury or illness can result in job loss and debt or inability to work
- Health Care and Homelessness
The National Coalition for the Homeless examines the contribution of health care issues to the problem of homelessness.
Lives Turned Upside Down: Homeless Children in Their Own Words and Photographs
Sexual, Physical, and Emotional Abuse
Abuse can directly or indirectly result in the loss of housing
More Reasons and Causes
- Why Are People Homeless?
The National Coalition for the Homeless explains nine common contributors to the loss of housing.
Developmental Disorders and Mental Illness
Without a sound family support structure, people with developmental disorders or mental illnesses may lose their housing
Is Homelessness a Choice?
Do most people without homes choose to be homeless?See results without voting
Without a Net: Middle Class and Homeless (with Kids) in America