You can get the homeless closer to their true production and personal potential, for less money, and less burden on the general public by addressing the horrific calamities incurred by some of the homeless, including public urination, excessive begging, being a black stain on our public areas and life in general, just to name a few. It's important to realize that the homeless actually have allocated federal dollars which would provide them a clean and decent place to live, but behavioral factors have caused them to shrug off their responsibilities and strike out for the bushes, often galavanting amongst their peers or requesting funds be granted to them for devious purposes. When I was living on East avenue in Rochester where 5 presidents stayed, we were fully saturated with homeless, trying to pass off fake excuses for needing money.
This being said, it’s important to have compassion for the homeless, I would not call them bums, I think there are fundamental factors in each homeless case that need understanding in order to treat the malody. Extremely cheap housing that would break city ordinance would be a step up for this community, because as it stands there are more moral reasons to house them theere than to subject normal people to them, such as the fact that many people with good, quality families are scared to let their kids play in their own neighborhood because lude disgusting gestures are a prominent hallmark in the occasional vagrants action plan for that day.
Another problem of the inner cities is that once in awhile people are mean. Most people are nice, but it only takes one bad egg to ruin a bushel. People are guarded as if they think they are going to encounter a problem around every turn. People stealing, people fighting, people acting like they are saying whats up when they actually want to put you down or ask you for something. People acting as if they have some victim mentality and aim their naive war culture at youl, while fully subscribing personally to the ‘territorial’ method of inter-social-discourse.
More than a few people move away from the city because they are afraid of what the gleaming city with the bush really means in terms of creating a safe zone socially and culturally for their children and wifes. It is just less safe that is a fact of life for all people that commute and work in big cities, and the problems also show that occasionally there are issues that are much easier to run away from than to address.