Posted: June 14th, 2021
The outline below asks you a series of questions that will help you write your communication proposal due in Week 8. Answering these questions thoroughly will give you an outline to use to write your proposal.
Select a topic for your informative or persuasive strategic communications plan from the options below:
All options above must include the following in your plan, as detailed in the Outline Template [DOCX]:
Topic Proposal: Housing for the Homeless People
My Topic is:
Housing for the Homeless People
It is important because
It solves the following problem(s)
Its benefit(s) is (are)
My audience is:
The community leaders, state and federal government, state department of corrections, and local businesses, individuals seeking a stable and affordable housing to live in.
Proposal Pitch for Housing for the Homeless
Homelessness is an ongoing problem in our country; approximately there were 580,466 homeless people are living in the United States and increasing daily. An individual is considered homeless if they stay in their cars, shelters, abandoned buildings, on the streets, or with family or friends. Homelessness can be caused by unemployment, mental illness, disabilities, foreclosure, housing, low-paying jobs, and criminal history. As a country, enough is not being done to end Homelessness, but Homelessness seems to increase due to unaffordable housing. Homeless people need health care, shelter, clothes, and food but must be treated as human beings.
There are several circumstances in which an individual or family may become homeless. A portion of Homelessness is caused by individuals with physical and mental disabilities. (CCBC Library) Due to the lack of health insurance, the homeless may suffer from malnutrition, disease and illness, exposure to crime, and weather conditions can contribute to poor health for the homeless. States have refused to expand their medical program, which leaves the low-income and homeless uninsured. Substance abuse also contributes to Homelessness; the lack of affordable housing and no remaining space in shelters forces individuals to live on the streets. Some areas do not allow the homeless to sleep, eat, beg, or sit. They have put armrests in the middle of benches and made some benches backless to prevent the homeless from sleeping on them. Over 57,000 homeless veterans and nearly 5000 are females, and sixty percent of them were in shelters and the rest unsheltered. Almost five years of leaving the military, forty-four percent have experienced at least one day of Homelessness.
My goal is to contribute to the cause of preventing Homelessness within our country. Since most urban areas have the highest rate of Homelessness, there is a need for more facilities to house the homeless.
My communication plan will consist of emailing organizations in the community. They can help me aid in setting up programs to help individuals get back on their feet to fully support themselves or family financially. Assist with clothing, teach skills to gain employment, and medical assistance. Research a suitable location and building to house the homeless, assist with transportation and provide meals daily. Writing a proposal for grants to help finance my facilities, communicate verbally with individuals I can trust to develop a committee to oversee the facilities, and hire employees. I would organize a meeting with the community to gain their support and volunteers to assist the individuals living at the facilities.
Finally, using my notes, I would craft a presentation for businesses trying to convince and persuade them to participate and help finance my idea of opening facilities for the homeless. I would then revise and rehearse the presentation to understand it holistically and expound and clarify any point with compelling information. In this way, I would be confident enough to present the exhibition before the community leader and business owner. I would be better positioned to counter any debate or criticism they could make.
James G. Hodge, Jr., Barbara DiPietro, and Amy E. Horton-Newell. “Homelessness and the Public’s Health: Legal Responses” CCBC Library.
Meshad, Shad. “Why Are So Many Veterans Homeless?” Brain line.
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