Poverty is the underlying cause of all homelessness. Structural changes within the American economy have had a profound impact on societies "bottom segment." No, homelessness is not caused by mental illness, addictions, or unemployment.
When compared to mine his dreams are very humble he does not seek much out of life at all. At sixty seven years he's on the street and homeless a Winter dawn is breaking cold and gray With long gray beard and looking thin and shabby he walks uptown as he does every day.