People all over have economic trouble at times in their life(like for the last 3 1/2 years esp!)and going to a big city is not always the answer! Being poor in Sedona is like being middle class income in Phoenix! All the prices got jacked way up because wealthy people started buying vacation homes there! Obama should go spread their wealth! I bet most voted for him.. These people have ruined the serene peaceful little town and turned it into the Red Rock Disneyland of Northern AZ!
I know a lot of people in Flagstaff and the Verde valley that were from Sedona, or their families pioneered Sedona were sickened by what has moved into that town! They don't even want an America flag to fly, have a big debate over it!
We used to have a joke in Flagstaff in the 1980's when I was growing up, they put all the homeless drug addict bums on buses, and trains and sent them to Flagstaff! That was really no joke, we used to have a lot there and it was a lot smaller, it really grown since then!
So "why would a homeless person go to a small town" You tell me? And tell me why they stopped coming?! We got a good Mission, and built it bigger! People helping others, giving donating money is why, you don't see near as many there any more out on the streets.. The people of Sedona have no Mission just Cult centers, mother earth retreats, where they rake in stupid people from back east and take a lot of money from them, so they can go sweat to death in a tent! It's a sad sight!
WOW why would homeless people want to be in a small resort town?
Wouldn't they go to the big cities get retrained and or educated and find gainful employment. Many homeless people need first housing and social service if they have psychiatric issues theY can get on medication and be stabalized. The big cities are more capable of addressing these sorts of issues, so the basic needs can be met. A study called, Crazy determined that the majority people on the streets had mental issues or addictions. Sad but true. Why would would the homeless and jobless go to a small town like Sedona? It doesn't make any sense. My sister lives in a wealthy, retirement town and there are no homeless if you saw one it would be very, very strange. Las Vegas deal with my giving them a one way ticket out there because it effects tourism badly. I think we should learn from London how to deal with this issue better. Who know maybe we will see poor farms once again.