The number one cause of homelessness is lack of affordable housing. There is a direct correlation between the increase in homelessness and rising rents yet a vast majority of people believe people are homeless by choice, that homelessness is their fault, and that the solution to end homelessness is as simple as “getting a job.”
“Get a job” is probably the most popular phrase posted in the comment section. Even if there were jobs, employers are not hiring homeless people.
And it’s going to get worse. There are more truckers than any other profession and in 5 to 10 years trucks with drive themselves. Automation will kills jobs in every vocation.
Robby is homeless Gainesville, Florida. He relocated looking for work after he was laid off in Miami. He worked for a bit but when that ran out he ended up on the streets.
Robby looks for employment and tries to pick up day labor jobs when he can. He says it’s challenging to even find tempt jobs anymore.
Robby’s three wishes: food, shelter, and a job.