- Oct 27, 2017
Something needs to be done. Free government housing would be great. These are not the people to do it and they will not do in an unconcentration-camp fashion.
I agree with this actually, it's far past the time the federal stepped in to address the homeless crisis but this is absolutely the worst administration that could attempt it.
Yeah I agree with everything you said here.I'm disabled and just applied for Medicaid. There are all sorts of programs for those that need them. But none that pay for the insanely high prices to rent a place in the Seattle area. They might help slightly, but I think it's only for the first month.
Cell phones are essential communication tools that everyone needs.
Those don't look too bad, but the SF one might be better with some expectation of privacy. At least those look humane, that previous one looks degrading. Just checking -- that SF one is a candid shot, right? Not like models showing what they think people would look like using it?
It's a mix of greed, NIMBYism, racism, classism and market capitalism. The ones that historically have been built were underinvested in or ran poorly, this gave them a bad reputation in the eyes of the public, this causes politicians to pull funding from those projects, which made them worse, which made their reputation worse, etc, etc. America has turned its back on housing projects.
Is he, though? Every one of his funding proposals has cut federal rental assistance drastically and proposed eliminating the agency that coordinates the federal response to homelessness.
Nickled and dimed for years by congress, then mostly gutted by Bill "the era of big government is over" Clinton with the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998. You can tell by the name how awful it is.
Do you ever stop to think why they are actually called ‘concentration camps’ and not just flat out ‘death camps’?
I didn't say they weren't but the people that we're talking about sure don't think the homeless population is largely white. They think it's addicts and the mentally ill and largely people of color. Y'all kill me with these knee jerk reactions.
Trump ain't trying to do shit but throw more people behind bars and erase them from view. It's what society loves to do instead of actually addressing the reasons why these people are homeless.
Housing First initiatives are proven to be effective and work, but tend to be politically unpalatable because people love to criminalize and demonize poor people. The puritanical approach that tends to force people with addiction problems to get clean first or seek mental help somehow or get jobs first or whatever generally tends to fail and be more expensive because, hey, these people don’t have shelter, which tends to exacerbate the issues, make them hard to track and provide services to, and is generally at odds with proven ways of dealing with the broad set of issues that can lead to homelessness. States and municipalities can try to mitigate the issue, but will inevitably be unable to resolve the issue single-handedly.
It's not a knee jerk reaction, it's just a fact. They don't care if the homeless are white or not, because once someone is homeless they become an 'undesirable' and are thus dehumanized. The Nazis put the homeless in concentration camps regardless of race or sex or orientation or creed. It's definitely a situation exacerbated by racism but it's ultimately a hatred of the poor for being poor.
His plan is to imprison them in federal facilities, likely run by private contractors. No, that's not worth listening to.Truth is the homeless issue in LA is getting worse.The democratic leadership that focused on it, completely failed. They threw a bunch of money at it, in the wrong way, and things got worse.
Trump has no cache in the field but it’d be foolish to not, at least, listen to whatever likely garbage plan he has. The City deserves it because Gavin Newsome really shit the bed. Democratic leadership in CA needs to get better, quickly.