Nobody forces addicts to get clean, they do it on there own because there really is no such thing as a functional addict and if they want to actually have a meaningful life and keep some money in their pockets, they gotta stop getting loaded.Give addicts a job, instead of forcing them to get clean turn them into what's called "functioning addict" aka they're addicted to drugs but are able to hold down a job.
Nah, "muh housing" is a bullshit excuse. Virtually every study ever done on the homeless has confirmed upwards of 90% of them are addicts or psychotics.Well first you have to look at the points that cause homelessness, one is the ridiculously high price of housing here in the UK my dads house that cost him 3 times his wage over 40 years ago currently is worth 11 times the same salary today. Then where are the causes of higher demand, one is billionaires from other countries buying multiple houses and not living in them just there as a way of storing wealth. Immigration also adds to demand when low end housing is not being created with demand and also divorce/single mothers have created the need for two places for parents to live where there once was one.
Something like 90% of homeless (street) are men, in the UK a man will go to get help and be told basically to fuck off they are so low down the points table they have no hope unless they are disabled. Note between 10-20% of these homeless are ex forces not lazy bums, like suicide one of the large stress points of men becoming homeless is family break down. How easy would it be to create housing at the point of people becoming homeless after all you need small studio or bedsit type units that would be relatively cheep to build. The other thing that could be done is instead of giving people with un used homes a massive discount on the property tax would be to tax them higher as they do have a negative effect on the locality.
As for those that are addicts etc I do not think much could be done for them unless they decide to help themselves.
They mainly only care about illegal immigrants. They aren't thinking about the homeless. They're an afterthought. And since they defanged their police it's turning into a shithole. Hell more people have prob gotten their car broken into in San Fransisco than in my neighborhood and I should tell you I def live in the ghetto(not by choice) and that's because the dumb state lessened the crime for breaking into cars to a misdemeanor ticket with no jail time. And yet they prob never thought that the people that want to protect illegal immigrants would do the same for other criminals.I find the outrage from the Left about homelessness to be amusing, when one considers their outrage about enforcing immigration law.
There is a direct correlation between illegal immigration and homelessness. California is a "sanctuary state". A full six percent of the population in California are undocumented (i.e. illegal). That equals 2.6 million illegal immigrants in California, which is almost double the entire population of San Diego.
Those illegals have to live somewhere. Most of them take apartments of the lower end of the rent scale. There are 2.6 million working class Americans being displaced by these illegals, either by not being able to afford the rent of the remaining apartments in the cities and being forced to live in the desert, or by staying in the cities and paying 3/4 of their meager take-home pay on rent (not exaggerating; I used to do that myself) . Some have opted to live in their cars, vans, or RV's, all of which is illegal too. If all the illegal immigrants vanished tomorrow, California's severe housing crisis would also vanish in a puff of smoke. Homelessness would be cut in half or more; only the seriously drug-addled and mentally ill would remain on the streets.
Memo to the Left: you can't have both open borders and housing for all. You can have one or the other: housing for all and strict border enforcement, or you can have open borders and people living in gutters. It amazes me that people get so fixated on issues and work up such bile over them, and yet they fail to see very obvious connections between them.