Proposal to solve homeless in Atlanta
PROPOSAL TO SOLVE HOMELESS IN ATLANTA 4
Proposal to solve homeless inAtlanta
A shelter is such an importantbasic need that without it, one is exposed to a myriad of otherchallenges and dangers including health-related problems. Despiteshelter being a necessity, thousands of people remain homeless andunsheltered in many states and cities one of which is Atlanta. Toaddress this problem, different strategies could be undertaken toensure its rate is reduced and the possibility of recurrenceminimized. In this proposal, the first action fronted to address thisproblem is for the government to work closely with non-governmentalorganizations (NGOs) in solving this problem. Unlike the government,many NGOs can quickly pool resources from different people and otherentities without incurring interest rates. Therefore, the first stepto a permanent solution to this predicament is the synergy from thegovernment, NGOs, and the concerned homeless individuals.
Additionally, it is imperativefor the government in Atlanta to consider building affordable housesas a strategy of preventing the deterioration of this situation.Apparently, one major cause of homelessness is the lack of affordableof houses which push low-income earners or poor people to seek solaceon the streets. According to Kirst-Ashman (2016), the high prices ofhouses have made shelter unaffordable, resulting in the increase ofhomelessness. While this step may appear like it is not targeting thehomeless individuals, it will ensure that the government does notaddress the same problem each year. No matter the tenacity andsacrifices offered to arrest the situation, the problem willinevitably escalate if the government does not cause the major cause,which is affordability issue.
Lastly, it is equallyimportant to avail as many employment opportunities to theindividuals who are both homeless and others that are unemployed inthe society. Whenever people have a stable income, they fend fortheir families and even prosper due to the availability of otheropportunities. In fact, Kirst-Ashman (2016) noted that when homelesspeople have the access to income maintenance programs, they improvethe quality of their lives. In essence, the first step to thissolution is the synergy from all departments with the aim of raisingmoney building affordable homes both for the homeless and othersfinally, creating employment opportunities.
Kirst-Ashman, K. (2016).Empowerment Series:Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare:(5th ed., p. 258). Boston, MA: Cengage learning.
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