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Old 05-27-2016, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Scenario: homeless person gets new 400k unit. Homeless person needs money so he rents his new unit to support his habit, and is back on the street. A win-win!
A brand new apartment or condo unit in LA would probably rent for a nice amount on Airbnb
Could probably make enough to buy lots of drugs
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Old 05-28-2016, 12:04 AM
 
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A brand new apartment or condo unit in LA would probably rent for a nice amount on Airbnb
Could probably make enough to buy lots of drugs
They don't dump homeless people in regular apartments. They put them in supervised housing with security guards, social workers, etc.

Basically getting in these places one has to show one's ID and sign in. It's like a minimum security prison.
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Old 05-28-2016, 07:27 AM
 
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Basically getting in these places one has to show one's ID and sign in. It's like a minimum security prison.
I guess free (sorry, taxpayer-funded) housing has its' drawbacks.

That's why we have so many visible homeless. It's not that shelters aren't built and available, it's that the homeless won't go there because they can't drink or do drugs. Everyone has rules to follow, if you think they shouldn't apply to you, there's the door.
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Old 05-28-2016, 07:32 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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It's not that shelters aren't built and available, it's that the homeless won't go there because they can't drink or do drugs. Everyone has rules to follow, if you think they shouldn't apply to you, there's the door.
They need a lot more help is all.

"The city of Los Angeles has approved a deal for nonprofit and private developers to convert “nuisance" motels into 500 permanent supportive apartments for homeless veterans."
L.A. will convert motel units to 500 apartments for homeless vets - LA Times
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Old 05-28-2016, 08:16 AM
 
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I guess free (sorry, taxpayer-funded) housing has its' drawbacks.

That's why we have so many visible homeless. It's not that shelters aren't built and available, it's that the homeless won't go there because they can't drink or do drugs. Everyone has rules to follow, if you think they shouldn't apply to you, there's the door.
I wasn't even speaking of shelters. Long term housing for homeless people also doesn't allow drug dealing or other criminal activity on premise, and what's why guests have to sign in.

So those claiming that permanent housing made for homeless people would be drug dens are incorrect.

And of course you don't have to be homeless to drink or do drugs. Well off people do these things as well.
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Old 06-04-2016, 01:19 AM
 
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Mayor Garcetti’s $8.7 billion Los Angeles budget includes big commitment to fight homelessness

Several developers praised Garcetti’s plan on Wednesday but said his proposal only makes sense if the city land is free or leased at a deep discount.

It costs about $400,000 to build a unit for a homeless person, a price that includes the cost of land, affordable housing developers say.

Jeremy Sidell, chief development officer and communications director at Los Angeles-based PATH Partners, an affordable housing developer and services provider, said finding affordable land in Los Angeles is a major problem.

...Sorry this might sound politically incorrect...but why are we going to build $400,000 housing units for the homeless when middle class people can't even afford to live in L.A?...
isnt it cheaper to give them a one way bus or airline ticket to a far off place?
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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isnt it cheaper to give them a one way bus or airline ticket to a far off place?
Yes , but when does the Mayor of L.A or Citycouncil ever want to do anything cheaper?
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Old 06-04-2016, 09:38 AM
 
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isnt it cheaper to give them a one way bus or airline ticket to a far off place?
You are aware that they can get another one way bus or airplane ticket to come back. If LA sent them somewhere else, the place they went to would send them back to LA. So now you have a homeless person who gets shuffled between cities and defacto gets to travel for free.

And they'd still end up back in LA. More soup kitchens and all.
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:24 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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"About out one in 10 of California State University’s 460,000 students is homeless, and one in five doesn’t have steady access to enough food, according to the initial findings of a study launched to better understand and address an issue that remains largely undocumented at the nation’s public universities."

1 in 10 Cal State students is homeless, study finds - LA Times
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