Causes of Homelessness
· Lack of affordable housing: is the most prevalent issue.
· Unemployment: Losing a job or even hours, especially at minimum wage, often can tip a family into the streets.
· Family Break-up: When a parent leaves the family, the family income goes with them, leaving the remaining parent to start over again.
· Lack of education: Workers without a skills certificate, a high school diploma or college degree hit a barrier to find a job that pays enough to make the rent. It may take some of these parents much longer to find employment.