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Old 10-12-2015, 08:06 AM
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Originally Posted by ThePerfectHologram View Post
Sorry, I see that I wasn't clear with my response.

My offering for a solution is to see what the Salvation Army is doing for their shelter clients re their work program, daily monitoring of D/A issues, MH issues. Take those pieces and start there. They've had tremendous success with their approach.

Now, as for those who are homeless by choice? I don't really know. Let's hear your ideas, phetaroi.
That's why I don't go on and on about this problem. I have no solutions. In fact, this isn't really a local problem. It's a national problem. I see it in Denver, and D.C., as well, and we all know it affects every city. So what we need are some national solutions. But the bottom line for me is that most all of the things of which I am aware (e.g., soup kitchens and shelters) do nothing to solve the problem, but actually may perpetuate the problem (though that is not saying that they are not needed). It's amazing to me that the richest nation on earth seems to have no desire to actually tackle the issue.
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Old 04-21-2021, 06:03 PM
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Default Colorado Springs sees significant decline in homelessness


However, it looks like a lot of the data used is pre-COVID....

"The city of Colorado Springs had the ninth-biggest decline in the number of homeless people among medium-to-large U.S. cities, according to the new report titled "The State of Homelessness" by Security.org.

Colorado Springs experienced a 14.3 percent decline in homelessness, according to the study.

Other cities on the decline include: Fayetteville (AR) -32 percent, Eugene (OR) -25.8 percent, Memphis (TN) -22.9 percent, Amarillo (TX) -22.8 percent, Flint (MI) -22.4 percent, Jacksonville (FL) -17.4 percent, Tallahassee (FL) -16.7 percent, and Syracuse (NY) -15.6 percent.

Security.org released a study on the State of Homelessness in 2021 using data released in January 2020 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The study looks at data by age, metro and state, and several other factors over the past five years.

Overall, Colorado ranked at No. 11 among all states in regard to the homeless population, with about 170 homeless people per 100,000 residents.

Nationwide, the number of people experiencing homelessness has increased each of the last four years. About 39 percent of homeless people are unsheltered, which has increased for six consecutive years. While children account for 18 percent of homeless people, that rate is down from 23 percent a decade ago."
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Old Today, 08:26 AM
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Formerly Homeless Man Moves Into the First 3D-Printed Tiny Home
the U.S.’s first permitted 3D-printed house in the Austin, Texas area

here is an interesting solution for the homeless
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Old Today, 08:42 AM
Location: Colorado Springs
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Perhaps, but this is assuming the recipient wants to improve their conditions. After reading the report from Aurora, this class of homeless is only a third or less of the homeless population. The remaining consist of those with addiction problems that need more assistance than just housing and those who chose the lifestyle and don't want help at all.
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