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Main Causes of Homelessness

Lots of people may think that the main causes of homelessness are unruliness and addiction. I think that most people would be surprised to find that the main cause of homelessness is lack of affordable housing. In South Carolina, minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. In order to stay in an average apartment, someone would need to earn closer to $18.00 an hour. 

Another reason is lost vital records like birth certificates which are needed for everyday identification cards like a drivers license. Lost vital records can keep people, including veterans, from getting into a home. 

There are many other reasons that one could lose one's home.  Many people are only one crisis or missed paycheck away from losing their home.

How Shelters Help

Where is there help

One80 place

One80 place is a homeless shelter set on preventing homelessness. For facts, info and ways to help, click below.

One80 Place