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Old 09-23-2015, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Does Atlanta have a visible homeless problem? What I mean is, are there a lot of homeless people and panhandlers on the street? I'm currently in Seattle now, I wanted to make it work, I really did... But it's unfortunate to see how many visibly homeless people there are. I don't have anything against homeless people, it just makes me wonder why Seattle's government is doing more to help. I know at least some of these people want to get off the street.

Anyways, does Atlanta have a similar problem?
Having lived in both cities, I can tell you the homeless community in Seattle is MUCH more visible than in Atlanta. The Atlanta homeless tend to seclude themselves in wooded areas or under bridges and overpasses. When l think of Seattle, I immediately think of the tent communities that are easily visible from the expressway.
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Old 09-23-2015, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Homelessness is a national problem. There are individuals and families that are temporarily living with friends/families or staying in extended stay motels.
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Old 09-23-2015, 06:05 AM
 
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As bad as this sounds you cannot have homeless hanging out in the CBD, as this puts a negative face on your city. You have to move them away from this area. I think Cobb County is a good place to start.
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Old 09-23-2015, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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As bad as this sounds you cannot have homeless hanging out in the CBD, as this puts a negative face on your city. You have to move them away from this area. I think Cobb County is a good place to start.
They hang out there because that is where a lot of the services are.
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Old 09-23-2015, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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As bad as this sounds you cannot have homeless hanging out in the CBD, as this puts a negative face on your city. You have to move them away from this area. I think Cobb County is a good place to start.
Yall and this childish Cobb County trolling....
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:19 AM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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As bad as this sounds you cannot have homeless hanging out in the CBD, as this puts a negative face on your city. You have to move them away from this area. I think Cobb County is a good place to start.
Name one major American CBD that doesn't have a lot of homeless people roaming around.
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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As bad as this sounds you cannot have homeless hanging out in the CBD, as this puts a negative face on your city. You have to move them away from this area. I think Cobb County is a good place to start.
lol, near the new stadium?

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Having lived in both cities, I can tell you the homeless community in Seattle is MUCH more visible than in Atlanta. The Atlanta homeless tend to seclude themselves in wooded areas or under bridges and overpasses. When l think of Seattle, I immediately think of the tent communities that are easily visible from the expressway.
Yeah, LA has the tent communities too. Denver also has droves of homeless downtown, the most I've ever seen in a downtown area.


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They hang out there because that is where a lot of the services are.
And where they have the best chance of panhandling.

I think they should consolidate and move the services out in the middle of nowhere and create homeless camps. Put them to work doing something productive and in turn provide them with basic services. Force them to either leave the city or go to camp. It's a choice. And if they're too mentally ill to participate, well then maybe they shouldn't be walking the streets amongst the rest of us...

Bottom line, get them out of the city.
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Absolutely, just s any big city does.
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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Yeah we have a homeless problem. Just check out any of the pocket parks south of North Ave and they are chock full of homeless. These little parks are more like habitats for the homeless.

I wish they could provide enough housing for all of the homeless, all of them. Then, make it illegal to sleep in the street/parks. I don't think people should have the right to sleep and live in public spaces.
Does anyone ever notice how most of the homeless are welcome south of North Ave, but you rarely see them north the Connector split?? Yep....Feminism
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:41 AM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Does anyone ever notice how most of the homeless are welcome south of North Ave, but you rarely see them north the Connector split?? Yep....Feminism
I don't know what Midtown you're in, but there are plenty of homeless folks north of North Ave.
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