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Azranod
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re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
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I understand some have mental issues but most are perfectly healthy people who have just accepted that lifestyle.


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Just because the person isn't talking to themselves or walking around in circles doesn't mean they're mentally right. Obviously there's something there because they're living on side of a street, defecating a bush and eating out of a garbage can.


Like a guy who would rub his own feces on his chest and face? Psychologist said there was nothing wrong with the guy, perfectly mentally healthy... not if he's rubbing feces on his face! A person has some mental deficiency to, at the least, crave attention so much that they would be willing to do that to their self.


RogerTheShrubber
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Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
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re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
My city has a dozen programs for homeless and they still keep coming. Villages send their indigent here on the ferry.

If you have programs for the homeless, you'll always have more homeless coming.


LSUBoo
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Member since Mar 2006
71642 posts

re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
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If you have programs for the homeless, you'll always have more homeless coming.



Just ask Portland, Oregon about that.


trillhog
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18991 posts

re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
Portland has free yoga in the park for the homeless it's ridiculous there. hate that town.


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TigerRob20
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2008
3307 posts

re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
Give them a job.

Case in point: In Baton Rouge, we have a huge trash/litter problem. There are areas that constantly need to be mowed and trimmed because the department of public works is mostly incompetent or blames lack of maintenance on the weather.

Hire anyone who wants to do the work and pay them with a place to stay and free food. (I'd imagine there has to be some unused government housing or trailers around here somewhere). Maybe give them a small per diem or credit on their EBT account for qualifying purchases. Maybe sign people up for 2-4 week periods at a time.

We could easily clean up the city, give people the chance to learn a task that might result in a future job, move people off the streets and under a roof and clean house at DPW.


Rouge
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Member since Oct 2004
113302 posts

re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
Stop giving them anything

Shame people that give them anything

these 2 steps will go a long way to fixing any problems

many of them are homeless because we allow their behaviors to persist


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islandtiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2012
1459 posts

re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
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If you have programs for the homeless, you'll always have more homeless coming.


True, but there will always be homeless people and families and they have to live somewhere. What solutions are out there that really work rather than just mask the problem? I live in Seattle, which probably has as big a homeless problem as any US city and there don't seem to be any good options.


Mr. Hangover
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Sep 2003
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re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
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I understand you can't throw them in jail, most are harmless, but their laziness and filth ruin areas of the city that would normally be attractive specifically around Minute Maid Park. Why can't the city buy some land on the outskirts, fence it in, and let them just camp there?


Wtf? Yea let’s reward them for being lazy. Seems like a great idea


If they spend any money or resources on these types of people, it should be for REHIBILITAION, not for comfort... frick that, I work my arse off to provide and they do absolutely fricking nothing and should be entitled to a free place to stay?


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Stop giving them anything Shame people that give them anything these 2 steps will go a long way to fixing any problems many of them are homeless because we allow their behaviors to persist


Yep!
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RogerTheShrubber
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Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
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re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
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Massive increase in mental health funding and creation of mental health facilities where homeless can be placed for treatment.

Unless you're locking them away, they will not stay. We have inpatient and outpatient programs here, they'll stay for the hot cot and meal and leave. If they can't drink or use, they will be in and out.

The only way you'll solve the problem is build housing and allow the occupants to drink or use.


ctiger69
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New Orleans Saints/Pelicans Fan
Member since May 2005
20681 posts

re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
I had a lady approach me at the gas station and I already knew what she wanted. She said she needed gas money to go to blah blah b/c of blah blah. I said to her I need to fill up my 38 gallon gas tank on my truck. I need gas money too. Can you pay for my gas? She had a blank stare on her face and she walked back to her car.


RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
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re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
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and there don't seem to be any good options.


You can build several thousand housing units and several thousand more will show up.

You'll never eliminate the problem.


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NOLALGD
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Member since May 2014
837 posts

re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
A lot have no desire to work. Even more would only work for just enough cash to get drunk and high. And most have access to a play to stay and food at shelters, but they decline that option.

Maybe your idea would be part of the solution but like someone else said earlier, there is no one easy or simple fix to this problem.


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tigerinthebueche
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Erwinville, LA.
Member since Oct 2010
15559 posts

re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
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I live in downtown Houston and it's absolutely disgusting.


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specifically around Minute Maid Park



yep, When we were downtown this summer, we were shocked at the number of homeless and manner in which they exist down there. I can't believe Houston puts up with them.


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TigerFanInSouthland
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Aug 2012
10798 posts

re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
Maybe the government could pay them to perform tests on them?


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Hammertime
UNO Fan
Will trade dowsing rod for titties
Member since Jan 2012
38032 posts

re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
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I live in downtown Houston and it's absolutely disgusting
I agree. Yall's bums are a-holes too.I think I even made a thread about it. At least the ones here chill.

Only solution is to move them somewhere else


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idlewatcher
Houston Astros Fan
Houston
Member since Jan 2012
24877 posts

re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
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My last straw was going for a run last night and a homeless had his pant around ankles taking a dump in the middle of the sidewalk


You should've invited him into your house to use your lavatory bro.

I'm off 10/Chimney Rock and there is a dude with a walker (yet he walks without the walker everytime I see him) that just sits in the middle of the feeder with a sign.

One of those f*ckers pulled a knife on me after he hit my car off 10/Bwy8. I think they should cagematch eachother.



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TigerFanInSouthland
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Aug 2012
10798 posts

re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
We could crate a giant bum ranch out in the middle of kisatchie or Yellowstone.


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celltech1981
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Jul 2014
419 posts

re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
figure out a way to monetize them.


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whoisnickdoobs
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Apr 2012
4377 posts

re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
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Why can't the city buy some land on the outskirts, fence it in, and let them just camp there? I'm not sure what the answer is.


I actually kinda like that idea.

Or we could start trading them with Mexico for people who are willing to work.
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RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
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re: What is your solution to the homeless problem?
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Why can't the city buy some land on the outskirts, fence it in, and let them just camp there? I'm not sure what the answer is.
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I actually kinda like that idea.


We've done that. The crime got out of control.


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