Homeless funding just isn't enough

There are 10 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Dec 23, 2011, titled Homeless funding just isn't enough. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

The four homeless shelters in the Berkshires secured another year of federal funding this week -- a relief to advocates, but also a time to reconcile the fact that no additional money will bolster the busy shelters' operating budgets.

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home sweet home

Easthampton, MA

#1 Dec 24, 2011
There's no reason for people to be homeless. Affortable $316,000 Luxury homes in the more desirable neighborhoods of Circular Ave., Cherry Street, Bradford Street and Prospect Street are in redevelopment at affortable unbelievable bargains. For the bargain price of $108,000 some lucky winner gets to purchase a definitely blighted now reasonably rehab property at a project completion cost of $316,000, money well spent. Well spend $316,000 sell for $108,000, thats sound completely reasonable. I'm not surprised that crappy Krol the piss ant city councilors approves of this.
Wilson

Saratoga Springs, NY

#2 Dec 24, 2011
I think it means that spending 300k only produces a 100k home because being located in Pittsfield= -200k. The average building in Pittsfield is simply not worth the cost of demolition.
Subter Fuge

Albany, NY

#3 Dec 25, 2011
If I were in charge I would have skimmed $150,000 right off the top of that project. I am not saying that is what happened. I am just thinking that that is probably what happened.
home sweet home

Monson, ME

#4 Mar 12, 2012
home sweet home wrote:
There's no reason for people to be homeless. Affortable $316,000 Luxury homes in the more desirable neighborhoods of Circular Ave., Cherry Street, Bradford Street and Prospect Street are in redevelopment at affortable unbelievable bargains. For the bargain price of $108,000 some lucky winner gets to purchase a definitely blighted now reasonably rehab property at a project completion cost of $316,000, money well spent. Well spend $316,000 sell for $108,000, thats sound completely reasonable. I'm not surprised that crappy Krol the piss ant city councilors approves of this.
Has the city sold this bargain basement priced prime piece of real estate located in one of Pittsfield more desirable neighborhoods? And hows the Cherry street project coming along in another desirable neighborhood?
cil

Springfield, MA

#5 Mar 12, 2012
We are in shelters because SPRINGFIELD has no apartments, shelters are full. TORNADO'S combined with the winter of 2010-2011 left many of us homeless.. We were bused into BERKSHIRE COUNTY...It sucks here!Some have been Kicked to the street from speaking up on conditions in shelters...Medication is locked up stolen by staff..There is bed bugs everywhere! Staff sit in a room and talk 8-4 WTF the shelter is supposed to be closed, during the hrs.of 8-4..This is messed up. Friends of the Homeless bused us here and ditched us..We just want to go home to SPRINGFIELD..BERKSHIRE COUNTY SUCKS!!!!!
Hannah

Venus, TX

#6 Mar 12, 2012
Hi
Jaimie

Madison, WI

#7 Mar 12, 2012
cil wrote:
We are in shelters because SPRINGFIELD has no apartments, shelters are full. TORNADO'S combined with the winter of 2010-2011 left many of us homeless.. We were bused into BERKSHIRE COUNTY...It sucks here!Some have been Kicked to the street from speaking up on conditions in shelters...Medication is locked up stolen by staff..There is bed bugs everywhere! Staff sit in a room and talk 8-4 WTF the shelter is supposed to be closed, during the hrs.of 8-4..This is messed up. Friends of the Homeless bused us here and ditched us..We just want to go home to SPRINGFIELD..BERKSHIRE COUNTY SUCKS!!!!!
Ask the county, and police, and churches if they have transporatation vouchers. Police transport if they want and have the next county as a convoy to get you home, airline tickets, or bus tickets, plus a little spending cash. Someone is hoarding the funds again, disgruttled employees that make less then $10 refusing to give out the grants as purpose they also meet income qualifications and send in a cousin to apply on their behalf and give the cousin 40% of the homeless funds that they never see. Those people go to priosn and everything is sold out of police storage so it is never worth the crime.

Other places get allocated the funds, indicate nobody ever applied and they have awards ceremonies with Black onyx and 24kt gold plaques of good service and liquadating homelss digits in state, or soild crystal prettier and more expensive then Celbrities award ceremonies. The plaques and trophies are volumous in Wisconisn and cost more then 10,000 each, and that housing one homeless a year, but the homeless got kicked out or arrested on aggitated bogus accusations form shelter staff, and were awarded for putting beligerence behind bars where they should be. SAD here as well.

Business men proposition you like a hooker and Attorneies and if you decline and indicate not a HO you dick. They will profile you out of embarressment and lie and have police follow you and if you even spit they arrest on prostitution charges.
Dio

Easthampton, MA

#8 Mar 12, 2012
cil wrote:
We are in shelters because SPRINGFIELD has no apartments, shelters are full. TORNADO'S combined with the winter of 2010-2011 left many of us homeless.. We were bused into BERKSHIRE COUNTY...It sucks here!Some have been Kicked to the street from speaking up on conditions in shelters...Medication is locked up stolen by staff..There is bed bugs everywhere! Staff sit in a room and talk 8-4 WTF the shelter is supposed to be closed, during the hrs.of 8-4..This is messed up. Friends of the Homeless bused us here and ditched us..We just want to go home to SPRINGFIELD..BERKSHIRE COUNTY SUCKS!!!!!
I truly am sorry and I wish there was something I could do.
home sweet home

Newfane, VT

#9 Aug 18, 2012
Wilson wrote:
I think it means that spending 300k only produces a 100k home because being located in Pittsfield=-200k. The average building in Pittsfield is simply not worth the cost of demolition.
and what a surprise in today's book of homes..........
home sweet home

Pittsfield, MA

#10 Nov 1, 2012
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