The problem is not hard to fix. Changing the mind set of some policy makers will be more difficult than fixing the problem.
The overwhelming percentage of homelessness is caused by drug or alcohol addiction. First change a few laws, make it illegal to live on the streets.
Next is mandatory mental health and drug rehab, if necessary, when you are arrested for living on the street.
Shelter and food should be given to all. Shelter in big warehousing or even in tent camps is better than living in a box. This is temporary. We can’t afford to house them in other housing, nor can we keep watch on them. Mandatory work for those able is next, picking up trash, cleaning our parks, whatever, the idea is work.
Soon those who must work will get jobs and get paid for them.
Teaching them skills at night instead of TV or games will help those who need skills.
Funny how the same people who scream about the illegals and their kids, who mostly appreciate the shelter we give them, forget about the homeless children who would love the food and school they would now receive. Homelessness will require tough actions to fix.
These ideas are a few that would radically change the numbers in just a few years, but I know we will continue a never-ending, unsuccessful spending of our tax dollars first.
I know many will say this is heartless and cruel. I wonder what the status quo that exists now is?