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deltabravo

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RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

Does this go on elsewhere as well?


Yes, Seattle, WA


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Salt Lake City is bad as well. They are all over the city. Some dump their tanks right at the curb or a storm sewer. This is a life choice for some of these people. They do not want the responsibility of a "home" and live a nomadic life. Not necessarily mental illness or drug abuse but a choice of lifestyle. They panhandle for their money. Not uncommon for these people to die with thousands of dollars in cash in their pockets.

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Never give to a panhandler. It only encourages more of the same. Every city has a way to help those in need whether it be churches or other non-profits.
In the article they picture a woman holding a dog and state that she and her husband are living on their combined Social Security payments of $1100. This is SSI not Social Security which means neither worked enough to become insured for Social Security disability which is half of time after age 21 before becoming disabled.
Living off the fat of the land.

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On the bright side, if you come to Portland there is no need to stay in an RV park just park on any street you won't be ticketed. Also several of these house-less RV dwellers just dump down the sewer grate or sometimes just in the street when their tanks are full.


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bgum wrote:

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.


Are you that naive to A. Believe this would work. And B. Believe that the majority wouldn’t fall into the junkie category and get the boot back out to the same street that they moved in from?


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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.


Do you actually believe what you write and/or have any comprehension what this (old yet still an issue) topic is about?

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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?


You’re thinking of Seattle, but Portland is every bit as pathetic and messed up as Seattle.

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bgum wrote:

Never give to a panhandler. It only encourages more of the same.
Living off the fat of the land.


I think the fat is pretty much zero.


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pianotuna wrote:

bgum wrote:

Never give to a panhandler. It only encourages more of the same.
Living off the fat of the land.


I think the fat is pretty much zero.


The fat is about $1600 for the couple today.
Not bad free money $19200 per year. Free health care, food stamps, normally free rent and utilities and many other benefits. Who would call that zero. Not bad when the minimum wage is $26520 in Oregon. So you can work for minimum wage or get more by living off the fat.

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bgum,

Have you lived on that slim amount of money for a couple?

I knew someone who had a trustee managing their (slim) funds. He could get shoes every 2 years. The trustee was paid out of those slim funds, too.

Not much fat.

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