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March 29, 2019

The Washington Post: Working full time, still homeless: Inside America’s rising tent encampments

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 05:00

Working full time, still homeless: Inside America’s rising tent encampments
The Washington Post

The rise of tent encampments is changing the face of American homelessness. Inside one, Monica Diaz struggles to keep her full-time job — and her dignity. Read the full story

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  1. For some reason lately, I keep getting a notice that I have to PAY to read articles in the Washington Post. Do you or any of your readers have this problem?

    As for the article itself — there is a movement in our state to provide some sort of housing for homeless people. The supporters are emphasizing the very thing Ms. Diaz is struggling with … helping them maintain their dignity. They realize that drug abuse and alcoholism are major problems, but are hoping those who are simply homeless will benefit. Of course, it all boils down to $$$$ so time will tell.

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    Comment by Nan — March 29, 2019 @ 12:25

    • Hello Nan. I did not realize it , but you are correct on the paywall. I normally make posts in that form from my Ipad and I can view them with no problem on the pad. I can go to the linked story on the computer from the news link. However there have been Washington Post articles where it comes up and tells me to subscribe and I just shut the page down. I think I get so many free and then they demand payment. If this is a problem for people I will stop posting stories from the Washington Post as I want people to see the news I think is worth sharing. As for the homeless problem. While some have mental illness and can not function in society, a lot of people simply got behind and had no way out. I know of several organizations that have stepped in, provided assistance in either clothing, or transportation or other things needed to help a person get back to being able to provide for themselves. For anyone who needs a one time help or assistance this is a great agency I myself have donated to. https://www.modestneeds.org/ . They help people out who have a unexpected emergency like a power bill payment or a car repair. They do a great job of vetting and they pay the bill, not the person so they don’t get scammed. The truth is many people can not face a sudden bill of $400 dollars. I know there were time in our lives where Ron and I lived very close to the edge and counted change to make ends meet. I posted about a city that had built a bunch of movable pods they could put in places to be used by the homeless and it worked. The problem Nan is people tend to turn away or drive away the homeless as they don’t look good or they lower property values or something. I would love to take few billion from the military budget and fix our homeless problem. That would stimulate the economy far more than any tax cut.
      Sorry for the long reply, I sort of went on a rant. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — March 29, 2019 @ 15:20


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