Homeless Shelters

Homelessness demeans people and makes those who are without shelter far more likely to be in danger of exposure to the elements, disease and more recently a rise in the number of violent acts against the homeless. Furthermore, homelessness takes people out of the Job market and forces people to be a drain on the economy; without a place to name residence or a phone number, most jobs become unattainable, even the lowest In the economy.

Shelters may not even take care of allowing those who are homeless to get back on their feet as they provide none of the attributes (mailing dress, guaranteed living space and phone numbers) that Is required to get Jobs. The leading cause of homelessness is the lack of affordable housing; to many people cannot afford to live in permanent housing especially with housing costs on the rise. The other main reasons for homelessness include substance abuse, mental illnesses and the homeless only being able to maintain low paying Jobs.

Meanwhile, golf has historically been one of the most lethargic sports In the entire world, and while It may be fun to relax and hit a few balls on the driving range, golf has grown way out of intro and has used up a vast amount of land for courses which could be put too much better uses. There are a number of environmental concerns with golf; the golf courses in the United States use more than 2. 5 billion gallons of water daily, most of it fresh water (De Vera, Leanly B).

Water is a becoming a scarcity and being one of the most vital necessities needed to survive should be looked on upon as a major concern. Golf courses also introduce many pesticides into the ecosystem in order to keep the grass “playing” quality, this coupled with the large amounts of water used reinstates into a large amount of runoff getting into natural habitats, affecting the wildlife as well as getting into human drinking water supplies.

The number of golfers in the United States has dropped from 30 to 26 million with the number of persons golfing more than 25 times a year dropping from 6. 9 million to 4. 6 from 2000 to 2005 (Vittles, Paul). This would seem to indicate that the number of golfing greens would also be decreasing, yet this Is not the case and the numbers of golf courses and clubs have been on a steady rise. The technological Jumps In golf equipment also leads to n increase in the size of golf courses: because golf clubs can hit balls further now there is a need to increase the course size.

What this all basically translates into is that unless there are serious restrictions put on golfing, it will eat up more and more of the land, resulting in a greater amount of pollution being put on the earth as well as destroying more ecosystems with the construction of the golf courses. This is not to mention Tanat gold Is also analytically velvet as an littlest sport (expensive price AT joining clubs which are usually required to golf on their courses as well as the cost of equipment).

What the country needs more than ever right now is to use both of the problems to create a solution: reuse the land and build homeless shelters on top of golfing ranges and courses. This basically entails closing the majority of the golfing clubs and creating public construction projects (using the tax money gained from legalizing marijuana). This doesn’t mean all of the golfing courses, as that would be tyranny; however the vast majority of golfing courses could be renovated into homeless shelters while still giving golfers a place to play.

Putting homeless shelters p on golfing courses would do a plethora of good for our country: Jobs would be created because of the need of manual labor for putting up the homeless shelters on the golfing courses and while not a permanent means of employment would bolster our weakened economy. Putting up the shelters would also do the De facto Job of creating homeless shelters, giving the homeless a place to sleep, eat, live and perhaps offering drug rehabilitation services and implementing employment offices into the shelter (operating as a halfway house).

As a matter of fact, putting up omelets shelters would benefit golfers as well. The reduced number of golfing courses would entice golfers to spend their money more wisely and in return entice the golfing courses to maintain a higher quality in order to retain and gain the most clientele. In reality when the situation is looked at rationally and thoroughly thought out everyone benefits from the building of homeless shelters on top of the majority of golf courses. There are over 19,000 thousand golf courses in America; they average around 150 acres (Norman, Greg, Clark Throttles, and Risky D.

Hein) each totaling in over 4,000 square miles of golf courses – bigger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined. If only 50-70% of all of that were used as homeless shelters the majority if not all of the countries homeless could go to live there. Eventually theses could go on to function as low-cost housing, possibly providing entry level Jobs and drug rehabilitation centers in order to make them part of the working class and reintegrating them into society. This also benefits our country by decreasing our unemployed and increasing our productivity, creating a more self sustaining America.

So in effect does this proposal not only benefit the homeless and temporarily displaced but it also benefits other Americans by improving the current economic situation. Some might suggest that homeless shelters simply be constructed elsewhere and leave the golf courses untouched, however this poses the problem of a possible land issue. If homeless shelters were built elsewhere they would take up even more land in addition to the golf courses and golf courses yet to be built, complicating the land preservation issue that the proposed plan solves.

This would also leave the issue of he water usage and pollution unsolved and let these acts to continue unmolested. Others may suggest simply not building homeless shelters at all, seeing it as an ineffective solution to homelessness or golf courses. This is simply counter- productive and a sign of indifference towards the situation, the building of the homeless shelters not only helps the homeless, but helps to bolster the economy and helps golfers in the long run by providing incentive to the golf clubs and lodges to perform better.

In order to create a solution to the problem people must come stronger Deanna a Selene solution to Dual momentum Ana get tangs accomplished instead of infighting or ignoring the situation. To clarify, if people demand an end to the problem of homelessness and the wastefulness of golf in large numbers this will force the government to at the very least acknowledge the situation; Uniting under a single banner will do Just this.

The proposal outlined in this paper – using golfing courses as land for building homeless shelters – is the best solution to the problem of homelessness and the waste created by golf. By building the homeless shelters on top of existing golf rouses land is saved that would otherwise be used to build the homeless shelters if they were to be located elsewhere (remember that as it is, golf courses take up a large sum of land).