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Unread 03-03-2008, 07:42 PM
 
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Question What is the best city to be homeless?

Any body able to recommend a city in your state or travels that is good for homeless?

With the economy tanking I think this can be a lifesaver.

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Unread 03-03-2008, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Fort Worth ha always hit as good with Homeless, but when I go to cities I don't exactly go around look for homeless people and whether they get treated like crap or gold.... LOL
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Unread 03-03-2008, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Los Angeles, city of broken dreams
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Unread 03-03-2008, 08:22 PM
 
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Someplace warm.
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Unread 03-03-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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San Francisco. You'd have plenty of company.
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Unread 03-03-2008, 08:31 PM
 
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I wouldn't want to be homeless anywhere! LOL.
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Unread 03-03-2008, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta: warmer climate cities where the homeless have plenty of company (especially, relative to its city proper population, Atlanta.)
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Unread 03-03-2008, 09:37 PM
 
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I would think Portland would rate near the top. I have never seen a city this small with a homeless population this large. Its not just the homeless here, it is the constant begging on the streets, neighborhood parks, and the ones on the freeway ramps. I honestly think Portland is proud of all of this. I believe it is called free speech here and Keep Portland Weird. I know the TV networks have been here and did shows on the large numbers of homeless here especially Homeless Youth.
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Unread 03-04-2008, 01:58 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Vancouver if it didn't rain so much. Seattle and Portland ruled out in the states for same reason. San Diego purely on weather. I would rather live in an alley in San Diego than at a shelter anywhere else.
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Unread 03-04-2008, 03:18 AM
 
Location: 602/520
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San Francisco for sure. It's THE homeless mecca of the United States.

The weather in the winter is somewhat tolerable to outdoor living (you won't freeze to death), there are TONS of homeless from around the entire country, and city residents repeatedly vote down measures that would force the homeless off the streets and out of town. BART

There are also tons of advocacy groups for the homeless (including a group that publishes a newspaper with issues of the homeless in SF).

And on top of everything, you're living in San Francisco!
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