John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor  (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS)

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Bob Crane
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I spend about 20 hours a week on two different missions that deal with our homeless people.

Apr 05, 2018 08:48 AM
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Apr 05, 2018 10:44 AM
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At least I'm not van-less.

Apr 05, 2018 08:32 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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Yes. It is an issue and one that goes beyond real estate. 

Apr 05, 2018 08:22 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I think it's an issue everywhere but as you can imagine in a climate as brutal as North Dakota's winter we don't see much of it John DL Arendsen .

Apr 05, 2018 08:14 AM
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John Juarez
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Homelessness is a major problem in the S.F. Bay Area. The solution? Who knows?

Apr 05, 2018 10:16 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Yes an issue and yes it does impact Real Estate, businesses & environment

Apr 05, 2018 10:03 AM
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Roy Kelley
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This is an important issue in the DC Metro Area.

Apr 05, 2018 09:51 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Back in the 90s and 2000s we used to bus our homeless up to Santa Barbara and drop them off for that county to deal with (no joke!).

Now, our city council is too self interested to allow the police to enforce the anti-pan handling rules and get the beggers (often driving brand new luxury cars) off of our streets.  Some places have posted signs saying not to give to them, but the education is too little and people out here are all too eager to contribute to the problem.  Out here they can earn 50-60k a year tax free.  Many live out of the area and drive in, many have nice condos or apartments.

 

The actual homeless, actually stay fairly well hidden.  There are a few encampments around and they usually lead to a brush fire or two.  We only had one homeless person out here who was regularly visible.  She was mentally ill and had a lot of money.  She was waiting for her husband, Elvis Presley, to come and get her.  Yes, like I said, mentally ill.  Her family kept checking on her though.  Eventually she died of natural causes some 15+ years ago now.

Apr 05, 2018 09:20 AM
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Richard Weeks
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It is estimated there are about 4000 homeless in Dallas.  There are many shelters; however, many refuse to use them.  It's a big problem, and I don't have the answer.

 

Apr 05, 2018 09:00 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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I live in the country.... no homelessness here.... in Boston, there's plenty!!

Apr 05, 2018 08:34 AM
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Lyn Sims
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I thought you said we could not write a diatribe & you did it yourself. Very selfish & opinionated.

Apr 05, 2018 08:18 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
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YES. ABSOLUTELY YES. 

Impacting values ... not yet. Our market is on FIRE and people are paying premiums out the nose for the homes they buy.  

Are homeowners UP IN ARMS over the homeless in their area? Yes. 

Are they fighting the local government? Yes. 

Apr 05, 2018 08:15 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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John,

This is too big of a subject to adequately discuss in this forum for me.  I appreciate your question.  There are also people who like the homeless life, that are not mentally ill or drug addicted.  I knew one like that, whose home was in the Beverly Hills Flats fully paid for, had a steady income of stocks and bonds and pension and she hung out in the Rodeo Drive Alley with her grocery cart.  I also knew her daughter who did what she could to get her off the street.  And the famous local shrinks could not declare her mentall ill.  Finally, she gave up.  

Apr 05, 2018 08:11 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Not in my zip code but, we do have some in the Uptown Charlotte & the immediate surrounding areas.

Apr 05, 2018 04:41 PM
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Nina Hollander
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Not an issue in my zip code, but is to some extent in my city.

Apr 05, 2018 12:03 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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We have several Rescue Missions that aid the Homeless 

Apr 05, 2018 08:15 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
Eagle Home Mortgage, LENNAR HOMES Home Loans - Newport Beach, CA
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CRA, City. state, affordable housing measures have not worked in California.

Give me Ford Ord for ten years and three million dollars and I can house 200,000 people in a moderate climate, beautiful setting. some buildings need retrofits. We will have a farm.

You want to come - come with any skill you are willing to share.  On-campus counseling, mental health group counseling, skills learning, a building for those with a dog (but we aren't taking your service Giraffe, they eat alot, no maybe we'll take one. ) You will sign a behavior contract. No illegal drugs. 

We can be growing half of what we eat in a year.

Will need funding for:

solar panels and battery storage $500000 - for 15 buildings

new well construction $100000

hospital equipment for the infirmary $200000

We will ask for Federal food subsidies.

Meals will be simple but healthful $7400 a year per person

Much cheaper than Los Angeles building $450000 a unit for one person. 

 

 

Apr 05, 2018 04:30 PM
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Wayne Martin
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Homelessness is a big issue in the city of Chicago!

Apr 05, 2018 02:26 PM
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Peter Testa
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Not in my town but I saw way too many when I worked in NYC. It's heartbreaking, I'd help anyway I could. 

Apr 05, 2018 01:42 PM
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Dave Halpern
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A good question for LBJ historians.

Apr 05, 2018 09:26 AM
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Corinne Guest
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Extremely rare in my area. I have to help at home first, two unemployed sons trying to get businesses going now are back living with us. I am just glad they chose not to live in a car which was an option one considered! Times are tough.

Apr 05, 2018 08:22 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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There is some but not at the level I would consider a problem. Many choose to be homeless because those are the people they are most comfortable around.

Apr 05, 2018 07:31 PM
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John DL Arendsen
CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

I live in a semi rural neighborhood as well Barbara Todaro but unfortunately they are beginning to find their way out here as well. Of course San Diego is a major draw for homeless and illigal immigration activity by default. We're also seeing other jurisdictions starting to off their homeless in our direction as well.

Apr 05, 2018 10:56 AM
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Joan Cox
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It used to be seen mostly in downtown Denver, but lately, I have seen some homeless wandering in Aurora.    Our housing costs are out of control, and believe it is putting more and more on the streets today.

Apr 08, 2018 08:06 AM
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Will Hamm
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It is a major issue andgetting worst.

 

Apr 07, 2018 04:31 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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No therefore no

Apr 06, 2018 05:53 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Agreed!

Apr 06, 2018 05:11 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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No

Apr 06, 2018 04:31 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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No, John DL Arendsen.

Apr 05, 2018 10:35 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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In my small town if we have homeless they are hiding really good

Apr 05, 2018 06:39 PM