Do you know a homeless person? Personally?
It doesn't take much to be homeless. A lost job. Bills that can't be paid. And suddenly, you're homeless.
I know a young man, a single father, who was laid off and lost his home. Now his extended family is desperately trying to arrange for him to have a place to live. There's no unemployment because he was laid off two weeks before he would be eligible.
And in this day and age, jobs are difficult to find.
So, there. It didn't require any big drama. One lost job was all it took.
He's not a drunk sleeping in a box on the corner. He's a young man with a family. Where does he go? Guess what? He qualifies for NO assistance. What, you say? Surely there's some program out there for him? For his child?
How fast could it happen to you? In the snap of a finger. Next time you hear that word "homeless" think about the people you know, your family and friends and consider just how fast you could be one of the homeless, too.