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Old 04-14-2013, 08:20 PM
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Originally Posted by thedwightguy View Post
Money for the homeless doesn't come from cities.
Suggest you talk to this City Councilman with all the solutions and ask if he knows, in writing, where "homeless" money amounts actually come from.

You have state and federal matching/qualification monies and organizations such as the Salvation Army that also receives government monies.

The reason is varied as to why homeless come into large towns, but one major reason is that the support services must be there to cover the numbers in one place.

Politicians that say blanket things like "give them all a shovel" or "send them home" are postering for their constituency.
I think its more of an out of sight out of mind thing. I came from LA and have lived in Chicago and DC as well and you couldnt swing a dead cat without hitting a homeless person. Here, they are very rare even in the city. Many people who arent as familiar with the outside world might think Dallas has a homeless problem relative to other cities, but they dont.

I think if Dwaine Caraway doesnt have to see them, the problem doesnt exist (or so he and many others think).
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:05 AM
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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After reading an official tally that the USA has over one million homeless children attending school, I do have to wonder where all the stories are of post-credit crunch recovery for families. Where are they and how are they getting by? You don't recover from home/job loss overnight.

Good point about not "seeing it". I delivered prescription medication in high school in my California city and saw a whole new world right in my hood. My sister became a police dispatcher at 19 in our town, and the stories that came home! Whew!
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