Whythe homeless people should not be allowed to stay in the neighborhood
Homelessnessis currently a challenge in the many parts of the world, includingthe urban areas of the United States. Although homelessness is causedby factors (such as lack of employment opportunities) that are beyondone`s control, the homeless people should not be encamped in theneighborhood because encampment causes more challenges than solutions(Hamard 1). The encampment of the homeless people in the neighborhoodresults in unhealthy living conditions, environmental pollution, andinsecurity.
Theencampment of the homeless people in the neighborhood results inunhealthy living conditions because it leads to the accumulation ofgarbage and irresponsible disposal of human excretion. In most cases,the unhealthy conditions in the encampments attract vermin androdents that facilitate the spread of diseases, including thefood-borne sicknesses (Hamard 2). In addition, studies haveestablished a positive association between the spread of sexualtransmitted diseases and the encampment of the homeless in theneighborhood (Moran 1). Moreover, the National Crime VictimizationSurvey has shown that the chronically ill homeless people, who livein camps, are victimized by healthy people, which endangers theirhealth (Hamard 1). This is a burden for the neighbors who have totake care of the homeless people who have been seriously victimized.
Thecamps of established by the homeless in the neighborhood causessignificant environmental impacts. For example, the homeless campshave resulted in the accumulation of 2,000 cubic yards of materialdebris in San Jose, and this is likely to happen in any otherneighborhood (Rucke 1). The large camps of the homeless people in theSouth San Francisco Bay have resulted in the large quantities ofestuarine mudflats, which have caused significant environmentalimpacts (White 13). In addition, the existence of a large number ofthe homeless people in the neighborhood results in the disposition ofplastic and other non-biodegradable materials, which in turn causessignificant health effects to neighbors and their livestock (White13).
Theencampment of the homeless also contributes towards the insecurity inthe neighborhood. Studies have established a positive associationbetween the encampment of the homeless in the neighborhood and therate of crime in Florida and Orlando (Hamard 2). In addition, thepresence of homeless encampments in Long Beach has increased thecases of property theft as the homeless people still from theneighborhood to sustain them (Hamard 1). Moreover, encampments haveincreased the rate of violent crime (including rape, fighting, andaggravated assault) in different places, such as a Tucson camp inArizona (hammered 1). In conclusion, the encampment of the homelesspeople in the neighborhood increases the security threat, affects thehealth conditions of the homeless as well as the neighbors, andresults in the destruction of the environment in the neighborhood.
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White,C. Environmentalimpacts of homeless encampment in the Guadalupe river riparian zone.Victoria, BC: Royal Roads University, 2013. Print.