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philh

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Posted: 08/02/21 04:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

valhalla360 wrote:

The problem is the majority of homeless are either mentally ill and/or drug addicts.

Define homeless? Full timers are technically and legally homeless. I don't consider myself as mentally ill or a drug addict, and I don't have a permanent B&M homestead I call home.

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Lwiddis,

I don't condone illegal overnight parking. I'm appalled at how both Canada and USA treat the homeless, and the near homeless.


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valhalla360 wrote:

The problem is the majority of homeless are either mentally ill and/or drug addicts.


Some of the folks at RVnet might well consider me mentally ill. But, so far, so good!

All joking aside the elders in both Canada and USA are often falling through the cracks.

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Isn't Oregon where that bunch of criminals took over a few city blocks awhile back and the police, government, has done nothing?

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Every community has property not being used. Usually in an industrial area of town. They could set up a no/low cost parking area for these people. Limit the stay to 3-6 months in 2 year period. Provide public services as indicated. Counseling, training, basic health care. Set up a HOA committee to encourage adherence to the rules. Provide water and sewer or bath houses and toilets maintained by the residents in lieu of rent. Trouble makers and drug users subject to immediate eviction. Ban living in a RV on the street. Ban living on the street.

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Reno, Nevada has recently done this at one of many old ballparks. This one on East fourth street in semi industrial, storage warehouse area. Very large with huge modern white Tent Dome AC structure like the Army uses at Fort Hood and elsewhere. On site social and medical services with large outdoor area with camping tents for those insisting on living in camp tents but next to the larger Dome. Houses many hundreds of people maybe up to 1000. Can see this on Google Satellite view. There also NSO services and shelters such as Salvation Army, etc. City bus stops on the street right in front of the Shelter.

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Hi,

The reno shelter is apparently sized for 450 folks. A good start. The print article says 900--but the video says 450.

https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2021/05/1........-new-shelter-set-open-may-17/5026158001/

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ferndaleflyer wrote:

Isn't Oregon where that bunch of criminals took over a few city blocks awhile back and the police, government, has done nothing?


That was in Seattle CHOP, they tried it in Portland, but right outside the mayor’s condo, so it was squashed quickly.

Those that are street park their RVs would be better acceptable if they were clean and didn’t have a ton of trash around their RV.
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Posted: 08/02/21 11:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not just a Portland issue. The homeless RV is up and down the entire west coast. Soon to be nationwide if your area is not yet impacted. Fair weather does attract more as it makes living this life easier. I mostly feel bad for the kids growing up in this difficult situation.


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philh wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

The problem is the majority of homeless are either mentally ill and/or drug addicts.

Define homeless? Full timers are technically and legally homeless. I don't consider myself as mentally ill or a drug addict, and I don't have a permanent B&M homestead I call home.


I actually had to get that status cleared with a judge this spring to get out of jury duty. Our mail goes to my sister's house but we weren't anywhere close.

But not relevant to the current discussion. There is a huge difference between someone who chooses to live a nomadic lifestyle and someone who simply doesn't have the resources and mental capabilities to get and keep a home.

Among the homeless, mental illness and addiction are rampant.


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