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Old 06-02-2019, 01:43 PM
 
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I've just been trying to figure out why theres so many of them and what happened. Were they natives that got priced out while prices here increased?

Not complaining or anything, I feel kind of bad for those people.
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Old 06-02-2019, 01:45 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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warm weather, non-punative policies, etc. Same as it ever was, if anything I think there were more homeless per capita 30 years ago when I arrived than there are now.
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Old 06-02-2019, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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I've just been trying to figure out why theres so many of them and what happened. Were they natives that got priced out while prices here increased?

Not complaining or anything, I feel kind of bad for those people.
No guarantee that the panhandlers ARE homeless. You could certainly have a place to live and still stand on the roadside asking for money.
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Old 06-02-2019, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Online
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Well ... who wouldn't want to live in the "best" city in USA?
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Old 06-02-2019, 05:29 PM
 
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No guarantee that the panhandlers ARE homeless. You could certainly have a place to live and still stand on the roadside asking for money.
Yeah definitely no guarantee but it does seem to be alot of them.
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Old 06-02-2019, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Just read this article on homelessness, which referenced a 5% increase in the numbers of homelessness. https://www.statesman.com/news/20190...aign=statesman
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Old 06-02-2019, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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I saw an enormous camp in a rural wooded area just off 183 while coming in on approach at AUS a couple weeks ago. It’s big, and it’s widely strewn with garbage. I wonder who owns that land and if they’re aware they have a rogue village springing up.
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Specifically where off 183?
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Old 06-02-2019, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, Austin, Texas
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The homeless situation may get worse - think skid row in LA - if a group of city council members have their way.

https://www.statesman.com/news/20190...-homeless-laws

Hard to believe they are even contemplating this:
"Fully repeal the city’s panhandling ordinance, which bans soliciting money downtown between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. as well as making physical contact or using obscene language while panhandling."

If a panhandler tries to make physical contact with me then certainly I have the right to return the favor.
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Old 06-03-2019, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Specifically where off 183?
I couldn’t say for sure; I was flying overhead and had very few seconds to take it in. Spotted it in the rear corner of a large ag field near a grove of trees on the east side (I think) of 183.
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