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My biggest help in my homeless state is Social Security. But it’s a two-edged sword. The income isn’t quite enough to rent a traditional apartment, which can cause homelessness due to its high costs. The flipside is that once you’re on the streets, you are kind of living like a king.  

The Social Security system does help way more than it hurts. However, even if you budget well, it’s still not enough to keep people off the street.