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    Since the Great Depression, there has been a great rise of homelessness in NYC. There are various ways to how people end up in the situation of homelessness, like: the increase of rent in NYC, mental illnesses,

    The Rise of Homelessness in NYC

    Since the Great Depression, there has been a great rise of homelessness in NYC. There are various ways to how people end up in the situation of homelessness, like: the increase of rent in NYC, mental illnesses, drug addiction,...

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    • Dear Lena,

      I am moved by your article, “The Rise of Homelessness in NYC,” because it showed me how easy it is to ignore such an important issue. Everyday, people walk past homeless people in New York City and nobody seems to care about them. Your article showed me the tough situations homeless people go through and how much they suffer.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “the simplest thing that we can do is give a smile, because a smile shows an act of kindness and they are reminded that there are still kind people in this world and that there is still hope for them to get back and start a new and better life. ” I think this is shocking because something as small as a smile can help these homeless people get back on their feet and have a second chance.
      Another sentence that I was surprised by was: “There are various ways to how people end up in the situation of homelessness, like: the increase of rent in NYC, mental illnesses, drug addiction, etc” This stood out for me because most of the time, I don’t think about the horrible things that could happen to people. This proves that there is a good reason a lot of people are homeless and it is a lot harder to recover from the hardships and buy a home.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I am very interested in homeless in NYC because of your article showed me its importance.

    • Dear Lena,

      I am very moved by your article on helping the homeless in NYC. One sentence that stood out to me is “There are various ways to how people end up in the situation of homelessness, like: the increase of rent in NYC, mental illnesses, drug addiction, etc.” I think that this is eye opening because many people in the US and even NYC don’t understand how homelessness is a problem and that the the homeless need help. Mental illness is a big problem and the homeless with mental illnesses should receive the healthcare and help they require and deserve.
      Another sentence I liked was “The simplest thing that we can do is give a smile, because a smile shows an act of kindness and they are reminded that there are still kind people in this world and that there is still hope for them to get back and start a new and better life.” This stood out to me because it shows how small things have a big impact on people. People may not grasp the concept of how one thing can change a person’s a life.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I am interested i helping the homeless in nyc as well. You should check out my blog https://helpingthehomelessnyc.wordpress.com/ which discusses how we can help the homeless in nyc.

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