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Old 11-29-2011, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Struggling to deal with one of the nation's largest homeless populations, New Orleans and federal officials say they'll work aggressively over the next decade to end homelessness by getting more people on the streets into homes.

On Monday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu laid out a 10-year plan the city and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development hope will end the homeless problem that has become chronic since 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans lays out plan to end homelessness - Yahoo! News
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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How ridiculous. Most homeless people are on the street because they choose and want to live that lifestyle.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Denver
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How ridiculous. Most homeless people are on the street because they choose and want to live that lifestyle.
Did you read your post?
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:41 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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How ridiculous. Most homeless people are on the street because they choose and want to live that lifestyle.
Go spend some time under the Expressway between Simon Bolivar and O.C. Haley. You'll see that's not the case for maybe 1/2 to 2/3 of the people under there. There is a large drifter/backpacker population in New Orleans who move from city to city choosing to panhandle and beg, but there is a serious issue regarding "true" homelessness in this city as well.
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:30 PM
 
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Yep, I drive by that about everyday and I'd say it's about 3/4 to 7/8. Hope they can help some of these folks out, sometimes a little help is a person needs. Better than sending the money oversea's to help people out that can't stand us anyway.
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:24 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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"work aggressively over the next decade to end homelessness by getting more people on the streets into homes."

That statement probably means the solution doesn't fit the problem.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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I try and hire locals as often as I can but I have a hard time finding people who even know which end of a hammer to swing. The problem started getting bad about ten years ago and has only gotten worse.

And on the rare occasion I do find good help they last a week at most before they start showing up to work drunk or high as a kite on drugs.

busta
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: United State of Texas
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After Katrina and the welfare suckups, you'd think America would have learned their lesson. I'm sure this ill conceived program will cost the rest of us plenty...

BOOO!
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Haha, Skank Diego, my former home, is doing the same thing...........putting a big'ole homeless shelter right in the middle of the financial district.............HAHA.

Build it and they will come!!!
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:06 PM
 
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I try and hire locals as often as I can but I have a hard time finding people who even know which end of a hammer to swing. The problem started getting bad about ten years ago and has only gotten worse.

And on the rare occasion I do find good help they last a week at most before they start showing up to work drunk or high as a kite on drugs.

busta

A friend of ours runs a construction business. he hires day laborers, and says he pays them daily. if he paid them every week or 2 weeks, they wouldn't come back until they pi$$ed through their pay, usually getting drunk, high, etc. He said the only way to get some people to work is to keep them "poor" they are like kids, have no idea how to handle money. Honestly, I now there'a a lot of poor through no fault of their own, but many do choose that lifestyle.
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