Strategies In Alleviating Gepeng (Homeless People And Beggars) In Jabodetabek

  • Yenny Merinatul Hasanah Pamulang University Indonesia
  • Nisak Ruwah Ibnatur Husnul Pamulang University Indonesia
Keywords: strategies, alleviation, beggars, homeless people, gepeng


This research aims to find out the management strategies in alleviating the numbers of gepeng (homeless people and beggars) in Jabodetabek and to find out the barrier and support factors in alleviating the homeless and beggars.

This research applies qualitative descriptive method. The objects of this research consist of educators, staffs of shelter, the children of gepeng, and the communities nearby the homeless people and beggars around Jabodetabek area. The data were collected by observation, document analysis, and interview. Analysis technique used in this research refers to the interactive model of data analysis, that is triangulation.

This research found out that there were some management strategies to alleviate homeless people and beggars or gepeng in Jabodetabek. First is by planning, that is to empower gepeng, to socialize the importance of education for future’s life, to conduct training on farming, sewing, painting, and to improve passion to survive. Second is by executing them and by conducting internship.  Third is by coordinating them with programs of mental assistance, physical assistance, social assistance, and working assistance. The last is by evaluating, which is to find out barriers in alleviating homeless people and beggars. The barrier and support factors found using SWOT analyses were commitment on vision, lack of human resources, and lack of support from people though government support a lot.