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Jul 21, 2020 2:23 PM CSTIs there a homeless crisis where you live

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.. does anyone know someone who is homeless?


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Jul 25, 2020 9:23 PM CST Is there a homeless crisis where you live
We have a fairly large homeless population here. I do know many of them, and yes, by name. We have a “tent city” at a local church. So far it has remained relatively organized. Several people I know actually work at farms or co-ops. One man I know who lives in the tent city works full-time in town at a business. He makes more than minimum wage. It’s largely about rents being too high, even though our rent structure is far less than the rest of the state. H.U.D. Is available, but difficult to access. They no longer help with up-front costs, such as deposits, and unless the unit is actually federal (those are almost never available) one must find their own unit, and, it can’t be so high that H.U.D. Won’t cover it. It’s a complex puzzle to get on with them, and then, one must be extremely diligent in saving receipts, “behaving” (a neighbor who just wants to harass you just has to make multiple calls, etc...I have a wonderful friend that I take on her errands—she is constantly being called by management for extremely little things. (Every time I park for even a minute in HER parking slip, the same tenant calls the management office and lodges a complaint. The poor friend is afraid to fight back, she’s so afraid of losing her apartment.)for anyone out there who vilifies poor people, please try to understand. teddybear
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Jul 25, 2020 9:37 PM CST Is there a homeless crisis where you live
"Is there a homeless crisis where you live"

Only if you are a natural born citizen and or a veteran

very mad
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Jul 25, 2020 10:20 PM CST Is there a homeless crisis where you live
Mercedes_00online today!
Mercedes_00online today!Mercedes_00Greater Sydney, New South Wales Australia20 Threads 25,385 Posts
Every country has homelessness..Some countries worse than others...We have people here who from all professions who prefer to live the way they do..Then you have others because of drugs alcohol and what not who do wish their lives were they way it once was..We have all sorts of soup kitchens & people on the road feeding them ect..From my understanding these people are being looked after during this pandemic.
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Jul 26, 2020 3:27 AM CST Is there a homeless crisis where you live
i think i saw that there is, approximately 18 million abandoned homes in the USA ,Every homeless person could get 5 homes
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Jul 26, 2020 3:42 AM CST Is there a homeless crisis where you live
serene56
serene56serene56Myplace, New South Wales Australia593 Threads 17 Polls 35,460 Posts
Yes, but I'm proud to be working with an organisation that has introduced an initiative called Health on the Streets conversing

It's an outreach program aimed at assisting homeless people, we have registered nurses and GPs on board and staff who work with this program have already assisted many homeless people to find permanent accommodation head banger
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Jul 26, 2020 4:11 AM CST Is there a homeless crisis where you live
germanspitz
germanspitzgermanspitzingoldmells, Lincolnshire, England UK20 Threads 2,805 Posts
serene56: Yes, but I'm proud to be working with an organisation that has introduced an initiative called Health on the Streets

It's an outreach program aimed at assisting homeless people, we have registered nurses and GPs on board and staff who work with this program have already assisted many homeless people to find permanent accommodation
Good for you Serene. No-one knows what these people have and are suffering.

I don't give money to street people as there are a lot of con artists out there begging but I usually ask if they'd like a drink and a sandwich etc. just to keep them going. In London they have a free vet service that checks on their dogs too.applause
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Jul 26, 2020 4:43 AM CST Is there a homeless crisis where you live
Wednesdayschild
WednesdayschildWednesdayschildSwindon, Wiltshire, England UK4 Threads 113 Posts
germanspitz: Good for you Serene. No-one knows what these people have and are suffering.

I don't give money to street people as there are a lot of con artists out there begging but I usually ask if they'd like a drink and a sandwich etc. just to keep them going. In London they have a free vet service that checks on their dogs too.
We have this, info every Thursday to the outreach for homeless. Hot meals and necessary equipment they may need.
And a local vet comes out every 3-4weeks to check on the dogs. And administer Flea and working treatment...Amazing system of people bouquet
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Jul 26, 2020 4:44 AM CST Is there a homeless crisis where you live
Wednesdayschild
WednesdayschildWednesdayschildSwindon, Wiltshire, England UK4 Threads 113 Posts
Wednesdayschild: We have this, info every Thursday to the outreach for homeless. Hot meals and necessary equipment they may need.
And a local vet comes out every 3-4weeks to check on the dogs. And administer Flea and working treatment...Amazing system of people
Damn you speed typing with fat fingers!
I go every Thursday. roll eyes
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Jul 26, 2020 4:47 AM CST Is there a homeless crisis where you live
serene56
serene56serene56Myplace, New South Wales Australia593 Threads 17 Polls 35,460 Posts
Wednesdayschild: We have this, info every Thursday to the outreach for homeless. Hot meals and necessary equipment they may need.
And a local vet comes out every 3-4weeks to check on the dogs. And administer Flea and working treatment...Amazing system of people
Yes we have all this support in place here too, brilliant thumbs up
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Jul 26, 2020 5:46 AM CST Is there a homeless crisis where you live
Wiki says it's 34 000 homeless people in Sweden in 2011 (the numbers are rather old). Don't know whether I can call it a crisis, I don't see homeless people on the streets too often.

After divorce and moving to Gothenburg I was homeless for a month, got to live in a hotel, terribly expensive and inconvenient :/
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Jul 26, 2020 6:01 AM CST Is there a homeless crisis where you live
PeKaatje
PeKaatjePeKaatjeAnkeveen, North Holland Netherlands74 Threads 5 Polls 7,556 Posts
well, we have. Because all fugs that come here and get the first free house after they get a permit to stay here forever, young people wanting to start living on their own has to wait for up to about 20 years.
And often they have a debt because they studied so they wont get a mortgage and ain't able to buy a house.
It's a facking shame, the more because the fugs who don't get a permit refuse to leave, or their homeland isn't coöperating, refusing to take them back. Often they become illegals, and they live from criminality.
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Jul 26, 2020 6:09 AM CST Is there a homeless crisis where you live
Happygolucky4u
Happygolucky4uHappygolucky4uTreasure Coast, Florida USA27 Threads 3 Polls 7,653 Posts
I actually think there are more here than I see. There are certain areas of town I do not go into often. One thing I have noticed is our homeless population is kind of like our northern visitors. They are more plentiful in the winter months. I think some travel with the seasons. I could write a book on my feelings about this. I will not do that to ya all. Do I know any? Not at this time. Do I see a lot of the same faces day after day who are homeless yes blues some want to be and some it is they can't seem to pull them self's together.
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Jul 26, 2020 6:46 AM CST Is there a homeless crisis where you live
CossackCat: "Is there a homeless crisis where you live"

Only if you are a natural born citizen and or a veteran
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Jul 26, 2020 1:36 PM CST Is there a homeless crisis where you live
Orzzz
OrzzzOrzzzPortage, Wisconsin USA67 Threads 8 Polls 573 Posts
I don't know of any around here. Just see on TV families who live in cars or street. I wonder about some homeless. If I lost my farm, I can name several people who would take me in. What are the issues that these homeless have no one that will help? Parents, family, friends, neighbors?
Of course I live in a farm community where we take care of our own. That might make a difference. Is it a matter of drug users, mental cases, nasty people, users or what?dunno There has to be a reason for some to be homeless. I hear some are of their own choosing. With unwed mothers with multiple kids, I see the problem to offer shelter.
Anyway, sad that some have no one who cares.blues
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Jul 26, 2020 1:45 PM CST Is there a homeless crisis where you live
Out here in Suffolk county it looks to me like their are more homeless than any time since the late 80's.
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Jul 26, 2020 2:05 PM CST Is there a homeless crisis where you live
Butin
ButinButinIngatestone, Essex, England UK17 Threads 2,828 Posts
.there are thousands of empty houses....that need attention............at little cost............but. The owners like to see them rot. And fall down...........then let people live in them.............doh doh
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Jul 26, 2020 4:34 PM CST Is there a homeless crisis where you live
Butin: .there are thousands of empty houses....that need attention............at little cost............but. The owners like to see them rot. And fall down...........then let people live in them.............
That's not really true.

There are so many rental regulations now, it's no longer a low cost, easy investment. It's only right that those regulations are in place so tenants aren't living in death traps, but the costs are passed on.

I was technically homeless just before lockdown, but luckily never without a roof over my head. It was a very stressful experience, but hopefully one I'll never have to repeat.

To my mind the biggest problem is the disparity between housing expense and non-living wages. More social housing would help too, although it's still expensive compared with lower-end incomes.

I'm aware of one homeless man in the fairly isolated village where I now live. I imagine it's a day to day, meal to meal crisis for him. I've only seen him a few times and never in the same place twice. I don't know how he survives.

I knew quite a lot of the homeless people when I worked in Cardiff. I had a sneaky source of left-over food and would walk 'the long way round' to the train station on my way home. I'd keep the most interesting, well presented food items for one young woman because she'd be beside herself with excitement about it. I often wondered whether looking at pretty food, or exploring something different relieved the boredom of her situation.

In the summer months people would beg for water, or anything to quench their thirst, but I didn't often manage to get my hands on beverages.

I'd like to see public water fountains reinstated and public lavatories, but the trend is to make it as difficult as possible for people to live on city streets.

A few years ago it was bitterly cold before Christmas and I couldn't find anyone for a few weeks. I thought extra shelter might have been available due to the risk of people dying in the severe conditions, but later found out that everyone had been driven out of the city by the police. They were told their presence was disturbing Christmas shoppers. Again, I don't know how they survived, particularly without 'tapping' workers and shoppers for spare change.

It's illegal for homeless people to beg in the UK now, so you have to keep your eyes peeled and approach them with donations. It can happen to any of us.
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Jul 26, 2020 5:16 PM CST Is there a homeless crisis where you live
Butin
ButinButinIngatestone, Essex, England UK17 Threads 2,828 Posts
That's not really true.

There are so many rental regulations now, it's no longer a low cost, easy investment. It's only right that those regulations are in place so tenants aren't living in death traps, but the costs are passed on.

I was technically homeless just before lockdown, but luckily never without a roof over my head. It was a very stressful experience, but hopefully one I'll never have to repeat.

To my mind the biggest problem is the disparity between housing expense and non-living wages. More social housing would help too, although it's still expensive compared with lower-end incomes.

I'm aware of one homeless man in the fairly isolated village where I now live. I imagine it's a day to day, meal to meal crisis for him. I've only seen him a few times and never in the same place twice. I don't know how he survives.

I knew quite a lot of the homeless people when I worked in Cardiff. I had a sneaky source of left-over food and would walk 'the long way round' to the train station on my way home. I'd keep the most interesting, well presented food items for one young woman because she'd be beside herself with excitement about it. I often wondered whether looking at pretty food, or exploring something different relieved the boredom of her situation.

In the summer months people would beg for water, or anything to quench their thirst, but I didn't often manage to get my hands on beverages.

I'd like to see public water fountains reinstated and public lavatories, but the trend is to make it as difficult as possible for people to live on city streets.

A few years ago it was bitterly cold before Christmas and I couldn't find anyone for a few weeks. I thought extra shelter might have been available due to the risk of people dying in the severe conditions, but later found out that everyone had been driven out of the city by the police. They were told their presence was disturbing Christmas shoppers. Again, I don't know how they survived, particularly without 'tapping' workers and shoppers for spare change.

It's illegal for homeless people to beg in the UK now, so you have to keep your eyes peeled and approach them with donations. It can happen to any of us.[/quotethanks for the info. Jackie. Which. I didn't know. wave thumbs up wave wave
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