Calling on Volunteers to Conduct a Ho...

Calling on Volunteers to Conduct a Homeless Survey

There are 20 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jan 18, 2013, titled Calling on Volunteers to Conduct a Homeless Survey. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Volunteers from Charlottesville will be hitting the streets this week to survey the number of homeless people in our area.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at NBC29 Charlottesville.

Tom

Georgetown, KY

#1 Jan 21, 2013
So who do we contact if we want to volunteer????

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#2 Jan 21, 2013
If it's safe why do you have to work in pairs????
taxpayer

Washington, DC

#3 Jan 21, 2013
Do you want more handouts?

Check.

Do you want discounts on grubby cardboard signs?

Check.

Are you able to work but prefer not to?

Check......
jason

Palmyra, VA

#4 Jan 21, 2013
We've become a society of enablers. Most of these people on the streets made poor choices and should have to live with the consequences, not be provided luxuries at the taxpayers' expense. Help those that are children or are severely disabled and simply unable to work. Continually supporting the rest just reinforces the notion that it's acceptable for them to sit on their butts and expect handouts. "gimme my food stamps and obama phone!"
Raymond

Georgetown, KY

#6 Jan 21, 2013
You spend the entire article trying to convince community members to volunteer then give no information about who to contact or how we can sign up to volunteer. That's just bad reporting. Who should we contact and where is the training tomorrow?
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Jan 21, 2013
Raymond wrote:
You spend the entire article trying to convince community members to volunteer then give no information about who to contact or how we can sign up to volunteer. That's just bad reporting. Who should we contact and where is the training tomorrow?
Agree - contact [email protected] for further info and share it on this forum.
belmont blu

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Jan 21, 2013
There are many notions on what homelessness is and who are the homeless-

The homeless are people who work but dont make enough to afford the sky high rents here but dont want to burden others so they couch hop;

the homeless are those who are dumped out of the criminal justice system with ho plan for mental health care;

the homeless are kids who have aged out of foster care and have no positive adults in their lives and lack of opportunity;

the homeless are families who have lost their home to forclosure OR have been kicked out because their landlords were forclosed on.

There are scarce resources and with an accurate PIT survey, the best practices method for distributing those resources can be developed.

Do some actual reading on this before you spew forth.
thanks.
citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jan 21, 2013
Don't forget the shy felons that live on the county side of the Rivanna River in the woods, the group near the area where Darden Towe and Pen Park meet, those that have tents in the Peter Jefferson Parkway area woods, in back of the Barracks Road shopping center (in the woods), two lights past the Wal Mart north on 29 there's a group of felons in the woods to the left, those living in the fields in back of the Piedmont House. A half mile downstream from the moving van place at the end of East Market you will find a group that prefers to stay in the woods when they aren't begging on the downtown mall and U Corner.

Start with the sex offenders in the Sex Offender Registry on the Virginia State Police website and see where they are living, if you can find them..........

The trees in back of Albemarle Square have a few that like to sleep in the chairs at Fashion Square mall whenever it gets cold or rainy--especially in back of the Starbucks kiosk where the public is unlikely to get a good look at their faces. I wonder why?

They are homeless for a reason-----check out their records in the court websites and sex offender registry.
citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Jan 21, 2013
belmont blu wrote:
There are many notions on what homelessness is and who are the homeless-
The homeless are people who work but dont make enough to afford the sky high rents here but dont want to burden others so they couch hop;
the homeless are those who are dumped out of the criminal justice system with **** plan for mental health care;
the homeless are kids who have aged out of foster care and have no positive adults in their lives and lack of opportunity;
the homeless are families who have lost their home to forclosure OR have been kicked out because their landlords were forclosed on.
There are scarce resources and with an accurate PIT survey, the best practices method for distributing those resources can be developed.
Do some actual reading on this before you spew forth.
thanks.
So true. Start by reading their achievements in the court websites. The mall rats that the media loves to photograph all have homes.

Let's make a list of everybody downtown that says they are homeless and see how many get checks from the federal and state government agencies every month. Let's make this latest survey a real zinger and actually determine the real situation of those that have been "beggng and homeless" for so many years.
citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Jan 21, 2013
jason wrote:
We've become a society of enablers. Most of these people on the streets made poor choices and should have to live with the consequences, not be provided luxuries at the taxpayers' expense. Help those that are children or are severely disabled and simply unable to work. Continually supporting the rest just reinforces the notion that it's acceptable for them to sit on their butts and expect handouts. "gimme my food stamps and obama phone!"
Many get a hundred dollars in tax free cash in just a few hours. Life is sweet in the land of the latte liberal. I have known a lot of these guys for more than 20 years-----unlike the moron reporters and college students that feel so motivated..........

Maybe that's why the bum enablers avoid looking their favorite victims up in the court websites.

Ask the local police about the hundreds of backpack toting wanderers that have been quietly mailed back to their home towns to answer for the wants and warrants that were out on them. Let's do a survey on that one!
40 oz malt in bag

United States

#12 Jan 21, 2013
Enjoy your posts citizen & agree , Lets go to these places & get " them " to volunteer, & working in pairs , HA you will need a mall cop to assist your travels ! Also Ms. Szakosheet is back wasting Gov. time & $$$, As in Daily Progress today, "When Charlottesville City Councilor Kristin Szakos suggested then that the community talk about removing the monuments or adding something to balance them, she was the object of what she called a “firestorm of vitriol and hatred.” She is in DC trucking Obama & having text with Biden today.
Park bench

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Jan 21, 2013
Who is paying for this survey? I know this is not entirely at no cost.
belmont blu

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Jan 21, 2013
The point of this is not to give away anything, so many of you seem to be crying "unfair" when what you see on the Downtown Mall is NOT the only face of homelessness.

All of us commenting today, are just one really bad day away from homelessness.

Just think if you are renting a house, what happens if your landlord cannot pay his/her mortgage and the house is foreclosed. The mortgage company doesnt want you in the house, you got to move immediately. Do you right now today, have the funds to pay 2 months rent plus security deposit? And if you dont, If I see you on the Mall am I supposed to spit on you and call you worthless? If I lump all homeless people together as you do, that's what I am instructed to do according to your words.

But the point is, resources need to be allocated accordingly.

Hoping

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Jan 21, 2013
One question they should ask is, why they are not working when? illegals come here to work, homeless can too...if they do not mind.
Crack Scooter

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Jan 21, 2013
belmont blu wrote:
The point of this is not to give away anything, so many of you seem to be crying "unfair" when what you see on the Downtown Mall is NOT the only face of homelessness.
All of us commenting today, are just one really bad day away from homelessness.
Just think if you are renting a house, what happens if your landlord cannot pay his/her mortgage and the house is foreclosed. The mortgage company doesnt want you in the house, you got to move immediately. Do you right now today, have the funds to pay 2 months rent plus security deposit? And if you dont, If I see you on the Mall am I supposed to spit on you and call you worthless? If I lump all homeless people together as you do, that's what I am instructed to do according to your words.
But the point is, resources need to be allocated accordingly.
The survey has already been done. Just go to the Lucky Seven and look at the hundred or so faces on the "wall of shame". Then look the guys up in the court websites and see what the city council wants us all to cry over. What colossal socialist feel good horse hockey! All these slugs are living in subsidized housing of one type or another already. Time for the city council to lead by example and take about five waste cases per member home with them.
Crack Scooter

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Jan 21, 2013
belmont blu wrote:
The point of this is not to give away anything, so many of you seem to be crying "unfair" when what you see on the Downtown Mall is NOT the only face of homelessness.
All of us commenting today, are just one really bad day away from homelessness.
Just think if you are renting a house, what happens if your landlord cannot pay his/her mortgage and the house is foreclosed. The mortgage company doesnt want you in the house, you got to move immediately. Do you right now today, have the funds to pay 2 months rent plus security deposit? And if you dont, If I see you on the Mall am I supposed to spit on you and call you worthless? If I lump all homeless people together as you do, that's what I am instructed to do according to your words.
But the point is, resources need to be allocated accordingly.
Take five home with you and show us how committed you area. If you want to waste your money, fine, but many of us would rather have our tax money fix the dismal roads and the large cracks in the concrete foundations of the local railroad bridges. This burg can no longer afford to waste public funds on the pipe dreams of bush league politicians like Toscano and the city council that are always looking for a chance to take a socialist bow that others have paid for.

The libocrats need to start paying their own private money for their whacked out vision of a bum utopia.
Crack Scooter

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Jan 21, 2013
Park bench wrote:
Who is paying for this survey? I know this is not entirely at no cost.
Look in the mirror.
Crack Scooter

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Jan 21, 2013
40 oz malt in bag wrote:
Enjoy your posts citizen & agree , Lets go to these places & get " them " to volunteer, & working in pairs , HA you will need a mall cop to assist your travels ! Also Ms. Szakosheet is back wasting Gov. time & $$$, As in Daily Progress today, "When Charlottesville City Councilor Kristin Szakos suggested then that the community talk about removing the monuments or adding something to balance them, she was the object of what she called a “firestorm of vitriol and hatred.” She is in DC trucking Obama & having text with Biden today.
A better survey would be on counting the liberals that have been beaten silly by these slugs on the Rivanna Trail and other places. Let's encourage the first group of zanies to go beat the bushes along both sides of the Rivanna.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Jan 21, 2013
The economy tanked, the middle class is becoming extinct. Its no wonder that the homeless community will increase in numbers as opportunities diminish for everyone. There not excuses but history always repeats itself especially when economies go broke, its just what happens. Christians should be the last to step on the toes of the homeless, But for the grace of God go I. How many Christians on this thread? not very many.
Funny Religions

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Jan 22, 2013
sez you wrote:
The economy tanked, the middle class is becoming extinct. Its no wonder that the homeless community will increase in numbers as opportunities diminish for everyone. There not excuses but history always repeats itself especially when economies go broke, its just what happens. Christians should be the last to step on the toes of the homeless, But for the grace of God go I. How many Christians on this thread? not very many.
So you are saying the homeless are a result of the economy? I recall sign-holders when the economy was booming. I think the issue is about lack of desire to work or mental health issues.

Let the one with no sin cast the first stone.

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