Emily Michigan


How homelessness effects people and how we should fix it

Dear future president,

When I heard that millions of people were homeless around the world, I was very shocked.  We need to make more homeless shelters. Homelessness is when someone doesn’t have a home. “The last time a global survey was attempted – by the United Nations in 2005 – an estimated 100 million people were homeless worldwide. As many as 1.6 billion people lacked adequate housing (Habitat, 2015). ‘ According to homelessworldcup.org, In the United States in January 2013, there were 610,042 people experiencing being homelessness ("Homeless teen").  The data clearly shows that we need more homeless shelters so people don't have to live in the streets.

In an article in "The Guardian," one teenager told their story, “I slept In all kinds of places but mainly on buses when I was a young teenager, sometimes I'd hop fences into primary schools and sleep in their playgrounds. Sometimes I hid in shops before closing time and sneaking out early in the morning. Then I started squatting when I was 16 It saved my life.” “By josiew94

26 June 2014, 12:18

Kate Polson was homeless herself when she was young and now runs Rock Trust, a child-specific homeless centre in Edinburgh.” If people are suffering because they don’t have a place to stay in, we should at least build more homeless shelters.



Manton Middle School.

Works cited

"Global Homelessness Statistics." Homeless World Cup Glasgow 2016. N.p., n.d. Web.


"Global Homelessness Statistics." Homeless World Cup Glasgow 2016. N.p., n.d. Web.