I live in L. A. and this is called Skid row a portion of Downtown L. A. that is the 'home' to almost 18,000 homeless people and that number keeps growing. It's a huge problem in big cities, but what is your general view of the homeless? do you personally know anyone who is homeless?
Most Helpful Girl
My general view is that there are situational homeless and homelessness as a lifestyle.
I believe that many situational homeless people may turn into homelessness as a lifestyle and not many homelessness as a lifestyle turn into situational homelessness.
And I do not believe that building temporary housing solves the problem and I do not believe that removing the "shame" of homelessness helps matters. I think both of these things actually makes matters worse.
Homelessness sucks. And sometimes, some people just need a helping hand. And sometimes, no matter what hand people are dealt, they will end up homeless.
Government programs are not the answer. I am not sure what is the answer but I know government programs will get us further away from solving the problem. At least, that is one thing I am pretty sure about though I have no clue about anything else...
Most Helpful Guy
First of all don't disrespect cuz u got the internet to hide behind. Those stories were something called EXAMPLES. U don't see me saying go run to ur nearest homeless. I was just saying a little compassion goes a long way. i live a cross the street from a homeless shelter. Yea, there are people that choose that. They would rather be homeless instead of getting screwed over by the government. Or people go on the run from the cops and go become homeless so they don't get caught. FORGET ABOUT ALL THAT. U think the people that have to steal is cuz they love stealing? They steal because they are hungry. They want to eat. I understand that. But I in no way agree with it. Every 1 of them is there for a apparent reason. U can tell which ones are hurting and which ones are the fakes. When I moved here I became friends with 1 from across the street. Only to watch him die in front of me. I tried to help him. And he was really trying. Sincerely trying. If u had the opportunity to help some1 and ppossibly change their life, u wouldn't want to do it?1