90 percent of SLO County's homeless d...

90 percent of SLO County's homeless don't have shelter, report finds

There are 6 comments on the SanLuisObispo.com story from Jan 11, 2014, titled 90 percent of SLO County's homeless don't have shelter, report finds. In it, SanLuisObispo.com reports that:

Volunteers Antoinette Goins and Jason Bush, who is homeless himself, check along creeks for homeless encampments on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Atascadero.

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Aaron

Atascadero, CA

#1 Jan 12, 2014
Social services has always been lowest on the list of spending priorities while incarceration seems to hover around the top. Wonder why? Also, shelters in SLO county do background checks and I think refuse services to certain individuals with certain offenses, so this adds to the problem of homelessness. Unless some of the spending is re-prioritized and shelters give anyone who is homeless, regardless of prior offenses, a bed we are going to see continued homelessness and continued incarceration of these individuals which of course means more money spent in the long run.
Aaron

Atascadero, CA

#3 Jan 22, 2014
SLO Homeless false wrote:
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The story is 100% wrong, NOT ONE person or organization has gone to " ALL the alleged Homeless" and counted the facts. As one sees numerous same people for years holding signs in SLO, AG, MB, Paso and others. Signs saying " Homeless anything will help" "Hungry and broke" "Combat Vet Homeless" " Disabled Vet and family Homeless" etc. as two well respected local Church members spent a considerable time reaching out to these very people.
What was discovered from young to old is that NOT ONE of them is " Homeless" and NOT one is a Veteran nor were any " Homeless and Disabled etc" every one of them have been scamming the system for years, same people. Over 47 randomly interviewed over a long period refused to register with the VA ? because they are NOT veterans, others in " Wheel Chairs" are seen getting up and walking while pushing the wheel chair home. Over 80% admitted they are getting SSI, low income housing section 8, HUD assistance and several admitted they just wanted extra money for " Smokes, Beer, Weed and of all things Drugs"
So we do not have a homeless issue we have a lying cheating issue with the scumbags, those who are truly homeless and i need of help have refused to enter the system to get help because they do NOT want to follow rules and will NOT give up drugs, smoking or booze.
Teen Challenge comes here frequently to offer FREE living, counseling and food and a program none we spoke too wanted to follow rules.So get off you Butt's and work like the rest of us.
I don't know why you say this article is 100% wrong. We have a terrible homelessness problem all over the country. Yeah,, there are some people out there that don't want to quit, and who lie about their pasts to get hand outs. They'll always be people like that. But that in itself isn't enough evidence to say, "They're all scumbags who are beating the system." It's not easy to get on SSI. Usually people who get on it have real, verifiable employment debilitating issues. And the amount of money they get is next to trivial. Many can't afford the rent, food, etc. costs. In addition, they don't give SSI to anyone asking for it. It's a long, arduous process and unless someone's pretty sick and can't hold down a job why would anyone want permanent welfare? Would you want to live off a $1000 a month of SSI for the rest of your life if you could work and earn a lot more? Is getting SSI beating the system? So what if some of them out there pan handle. If you don't want to give them money then don't! But as bad as the drug and alcohol problem in this country is, there should be in-patient drug programs in every county who will take anyone who wants help. No discrimination whatsoever! Many would take advantage of that, and it would help. The problem now is there is not nearly enough shelters and programs for all who need them so many of them probably just say F - it. And I don't think that's just because of not wanting to follow rules. What rules? I'd be interested in know what rules these people didn't want to follow. You all think this is nuts? Wait until you become debilitated and see how desperately you grasp for any service you can to make life somewhat bearable.
2bernette_yazzie

Aurora, CO

#6 Nov 7, 2014
Hello my name Bernette Gardner n I'm homeless to but in echo shelter n my time is coming to be out of the shelter n I don't have place to go to, we are new here n but have been trying to find a place but alot of realty will not allow section 8 vouch so we can't find a place n maybe someone should do something about this.
George T

San Luis Obispo, CA

#7 Nov 7, 2014
2bernette_yazzie wrote:
Hello my name Bernette Gardner n I'm homeless to but in echo shelter n my time is coming to be out of the shelter n I don't have place to go to, we are new here n but have been trying to find a place but alot of realty will not allow section 8 vouch so we can't find a place n maybe someone should do something about this.
YES, It is called get educated get a job and live in an area you can pay for and not live of the Welfare
Slatman Awfeep

United States

#8 Nov 1, 2015
Homeless means "without a home." If they all had homes, we'd call them "homed." By the way, I'd like to have sex!
Anonymous

United States

#9 May 3, 2016
In sodom and Gemora they had a bed for travelers, if you were too tall they would cut you down to fit, if you were too short they would stretch you out to fit. If you helped a traveler you could be put to death, though here it's different if you help those who don't have you will get reamed by the building authority and harassed by the north it's and law enforcement. What a time to be alive instead of parks expansions on juvinile hall instead of rehabilitation a system that keeps cycling the numbers and we still allow the biggest sponges to deceive us and Shepard us around yalla wake up people

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