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Old 04-15-2007, 02:28 PM
 
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Question Best City (or Cities) for the Homeless???

I know homelessness is a subject that inspires a lot of negativity from people. However, let's be positive. Let's face it, all cities with a pop. of 50,000 or more have homeless. Which city (or cities) in the US do the best job of alleviating (or have virtually eliminated) homelessness???
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:18 PM
 
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I don't know which ones have alleviated it, but I know Portland Oregon, has the highest percentage I have seen in the smaller of the big cities. There doesn't seem to have been anything to alleviate it here, it actually seems to be a alternative lifestyle here. Also alot of the homeless here, seem much more violent than I have noticed in bigger cities.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Joplin
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I would say that Atlanta has done the worst job, or at least a few years ago when I lived there
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:32 AM
 
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When's America gonna get with the program and end homelessness???

Let's see, $300 billion + down the sewer for the Iraq & Afghanistan wars thus far........
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Old 04-21-2007, 01:44 PM
 
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When's America gonna get with the program and end homelessness???

Let's see, $300 billion + down the sewer for the Iraq & Afghanistan wars thus far........
I completely agree with you, The USA cannot take care of its own society, has shown that over and over, yet has the gall to tell other countries what they should do, and how they should be run, while we fund all of it with these taxes.
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Old 04-21-2007, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Here's an article a little over one year old on homeless figures:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16564208/

It states that California has the highest number of homeless, and New York City follows with Florida and other states just behind.

Several and severe obstacles continue to plague the issue of homelessness: poor mental health services; inadequate short and long term housing; increased under-employment; bans on housing locations; among others.

Without a serious commitment to eradicating poverty, and elevating our social services agencies to social justice agencies, we'll only see an increased number of homeless families and homeless youth to the already classic homeless adult.
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Old 04-21-2007, 02:05 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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END homelessness? That's impossible unless you're calling for socialism and programs for handouts. There is a certain percentage of the homeless that are going to wind up on the street regardless, because they're unwilling to do anything with their lives and think they're rebelling against "the machine" or "the system." 0 percent homelessness is impossible. We can work to minimize it, however, that's a better choice of wording.

I agree with CA as the largest. The weather in Southern CA isn't very harsh, and living outside is more doable. The harsh NE winters claim a lot of lives out on the streets. What's the wording of skid row in LA? Something like "the largest permanent transient settlement in the US."
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:24 PM
 
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[quote=Kid Rasta;581748]I know homelessness is a subject that inspires a lot of negativity from people. However, let's be positive. Let's face it, all cities with a pop. of 50,000 or more have homeless. Which city (or cities) in the US do the best job of alleviating (c
probably san francisco. and if you can make it....vancouver bc.
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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I hope Ohio takes care of its poor. I always wanted to see Ohio as a very loving state for all its people. I dont like the calloussness of some people. I think we should all have compassion for them.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:01 AM
 
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Anyplace out there???
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