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HuntFishMan
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Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
Austin buffons get together to waste taxpayer money

In order to house 3,000 people in three years, 2,300 rental units would be secured by offering incentives to landlords while another 1,000 units of permanent supportive housing would be developed.

The report estimates a total cost of about $240 million for permanent supportive housing, prevention and diversion programs, and landlord incentives.

Article is saying an average one bedroom in Austin for $1,500, for a homeless person, surely there are cheaper options.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
And more will come to take their place.



tiggerthetooth
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
As usual the left never actually addresses the root cause of homelessness and instead indefinitely applies bandaid after bandaid that only delays the inevitable.


Wraytex
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
If you build it, they will come.


Winston Cup
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
i support this. ben white has become quite unsightly when i leave palazzio. i worry for the dancers safety carrying cash out in the early morning.


Big L
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
They don’t need housing. They aren’t just a couple paychecks away from getting back on their feet. They are either mentally ill and/or addicted to something and giving them a roof over there head solves none of their problems. I think we should build huge drug housing units where they can do all the drugs they want or get treatment. Put them in the middle of nowhere and provide free transportation to them and get their collateral damage out of our cities


LegendInMyMind
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
Los Angeles tried this. It didn't work.


danilo
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
Has Joe Rogan complained about Austin homeless yet?
This post was edited on 4/15 at 12:50 pm


tiggerthetooth
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
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Los Angeles tried this. It didn't work.



Those people moved to Austin and now they're giving it another go.


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texn
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
$270,000 will buy you 3,000 one way bus tickets to San Francisco.

As for those that refuse to get on the bus: they volunteer for Bum Fights.


Jedi
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
sounds like Hamsterdam


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squid_hunt
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
This works.

We started feeding the squirrels in our back yard. No more squirrels.


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Powerman
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
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surely there are cheaper options.

I seem to remember a few years ago this company that builds cheap 3D printed concrete houses had some sort of project to house the homeless in Austin?

Did that go away?


LouisianaLonghorn
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
Per the left’s usual MO, just throw away tax payer dollars. When I moved to Austin, it was the cleanest big city I’d ever lived in. Now, there are homeless camps everywhere. You’d think that the city council would be embarrassed, but no, they created the problem. The camping ban goes back on the ballot this month. I’m voting hell yes, even if it will only help clean up mostly the downtown area. My wife and I used to venture downtown regularly, but not anymore. I know that hotels and downtown businesses are behind the camping ban reinstatement. I hope it passes.


BottomlandBrew
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
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As usual the left never actually addresses the root cause of homelessness and instead indefinitely applies bandaid after bandaid that only delays the inevitable.


To be fair, it's not just one root cause to homelessness and it's a failure by both sides of the aisle to do anything about them.


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Tortious
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
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When I moved to Austin, it was the cleanest big city I’d ever lived in.


Me too or at least on of the top 5. It certainly has kept me going downtown as much especially anywhere close to the ARCH.


TulaneFan
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
You could hand each of them a million dollars and they would be homeless again in less than a month. Can’t help some people


HabaneroBuck
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
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As usual the left never actually addresses the root cause of homelessness and instead indefinitely applies bandaid after bandaid that only delays the inevitable.



Actually, it does worse than delay the inevitable. It creates a bigger bubble for when it "bursts".


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Ed Osteen
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
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Los Angeles tried this. It didn't work.



so did New Orleans, they tried it just a couple hundred all located in a hotel during covid, it lasted 2 weeks

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HuntFishMan
Member since Feb 2014
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re: Ah, only $240 million to solve homelessness in Austin
I think the citizens are going to vote to ban public camping on May 1, if they vote no, the state will pass a state ban. One way or the other they will be evicted


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