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How Every Person Has the Chance to Help the Homeless Community
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Victoria Post, a Student Voices runner-up, shares the importance of humanizing our homeless“In front of Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church in North Carolina, there is a statue of Jesus wrapped up in a blanket, homeless and covered in scars. When the status was first added to the property, it received backlash from the wealthy community it resided in. One woman called the police on the “vagrant” that was loitering.”

The Road to Homelessness Isn't Always What You Expect
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Student Voices runner-up, Emily Hill, opens up about her personal experience with homelessness and offers much-needed perspectiveMany submissions to our Ark Law Group Student Voices scholarship were passionate and hard-hitting, and many points of view were shared around the issues. One runner-up, Emily Hill, opens up with her personal experience with homelessness on three separate occasions.

America, Home of the...Homeless?
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Student Voices runner-up Azura Adams discusses the major causes of homelessness and proposes a novel nonprofit idea to reduce homelessness“If we live in the so-called “land of opportunity," why would such a considerable amount of our population be so misfortunate?”

How a Mindset Shift and Policy Reform Could Decrease the Homeless Population
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A runner-up in the Student Voices scholarship program suggests that we must change our mindset and reform policies to make a differenceCynthia Lu is another runner-up in our Ark Law Group Student Voices scholarship contest, where we asked, “What are some of the issues involved and possible solutions regarding the 500,000 homeless in America?”

Permanent and Affordable Housing Can Eliminate Homelessness
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In his essay submission to the Ark Law Group Student Voices scholarship program Ryan-Samuel Borromeo discusses how permanent and affordable housing can eliminate homelessnessNot only are there over 500,000 homeless in America, but accordingly to the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, nearly 4 million Americans "sleep in shelters, transitional housing, and public places not meant for human habitation.”

Investments in Permanent Housing Have the Most Prominent Impact on Homelessness
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Student Voices runner-up, Elizabeth McKenzie, discusses the lack of affordable housing in relation to America's homelessness issueThe Ark Law Group Student Voices scholarship program gives students the opportunity to share insights and opinions about some of society’s most pressing issues. Last fall, the prompt centered around homelessness in America, and encouraged students to discuss both causes and solutions to remediate the problem.

Awareness and Understanding Are the First Steps to Solving Homelessness
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Anh Le, a Student Voices runner-up, humanizes those struggling with homelessness in her essay submissionWith an application to the Ark Law Group Student Voices scholarship contest, Anh Le submitted an essay that truly humanized and individualized each of the soles struggling with homelessness on a daily basis.

The Barriers Surrounding Homelessness Must Be Eliminated
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Shannon Good, a runner-up in our Student Voices scholarship program, provides a heart-wrenching visual of the difficult circumstances surrounding homelessness and how we can begin to solve this issue in AmericaIn an essay titled Barriers to Housing submitted for our Ark Law Group Student Voices scholarship program, runner-up Shannon Good provides a heart-wrenching visual of the variety of people in need of help and struggling with homelessness, and the unfortunate scenarios for several being turned away from help.

Removing the Stigma Associated with Homelessness
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Read the fact-filled essay from our Student Voices runner-up, Hector TejedaHector Tejeda is a runner-up in our fall Ark Law Group Student Voices scholarship program, for which we asked about the causes and implications of homelessness.

Giving a Sense of Community Back to Our Homeless Population
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Student Voices runner-up, Angelica Ruedas, believes affordable housing communities are the solution to the homeless crisis in AmericaFor being such a prosperous country, homelessness in the United States continues to be a prevalent problem. That is why we asked students to address the issue and proposed solutions in our recent Ark Law Student Voices essay prompt.

Temporary Housing in Exchange for Work Could Decrease Homelessness
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Student Voices runner-up Eghonghon Okhilu addresses our recent prompt addressing the topic of homelessness in AmericaWith over 500,000 individuals homeless on a nightly basis in the United States, it continues to be an increasingly important issue to address. For our recent Ark Law Student Voices Scholarship prompt addressing the topic, we are recognizing several runners-up alongside our winner due to the numerous insights shared.

Systematic Change and Government Intervention Could Reduce Homelessness
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Fall 2018 Student Voices scholarship runner-up, Samantha Anderson, explores how our society can reduce or even eliminate homelessness“Situational homelessness is an issue that has caught many Americans by surprise. This mainly because the economy has outgrown them and left many workers behind who can hardly make ends meet when facing financial troubles. This is in no way the fault of the person who experiences homeless, and it is on society to fill in the gaps where the market fails by providing the opportunity to succeed,” concludes Samantha Anderson, a runner-up in the Fall 2018 Student Voices scholarship program.

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