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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Thanks, but I don't need an awareness beyond what I already have.

  • Los Angeles City: Feces lined streets, bubonic plague and other diseases in camps, etc.  City inept at dealing with it and blaming the wrong causes.
  • San Francisco: Has a "Poop App" to let you know where people have dropped trowel so you don't step in it.  Worse than LA City.  City deteriorated under the guidance of Gavin Newsom, who will likely do the same to California as a whole.  Again, blaming Realtors and the housing market.
  • Seattle: More poop on the streets.  City council won't allow the use of powerwashers because, and I kid you not, they're racist.  How are they racist?  Because water cannons were used against protestors in the 60s.  Yep, you can't make up this level of retard.
  • Ventura County, my area: Homeless camps exist, sometimes they leave and ransack homes.  Most of the homeless out here that you see begging are actually living in nice homes and driving nice cars.  They make a solid 5 figures tax free.
Aug 29, 2019 08:18 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

Homelessness not a huge problem in Connecticut. I Googled it & got this...

"The number of homeless people in the Danbury area appears to be trending down for the fourth straight year" "Only four people were found staying outdoors Tuesday evening during the annual one-night census of the homeless across the state, tying the lowest number recorded locally since 2011."

Article cited: News Times, January 26, 2018


Aug 29, 2019 09:04 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not need Google to tell me there is a homeless issue in my area Richie. I see it all around. 

Aug 29, 2019 08:56 AM
Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Lakeside & Coastal Single Family Homes

What one puts their attention on expands. Let's put our attention on those that are working and pulling their own weight. Another datum is that you get more of what you reward. Hand ups are great - hand outs is a sure way to keep someone down.

It may be "cruel" or insensitive but if all the "hand out" programs went bye bye - there would be a lot less homeless people around. They would get to work or perish. The homeless "problem" is so huge because it gets so much attention and "it works" as a way to get by. If it didn't work - it wouldn't be a problem.

Aug 29, 2019 07:15 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

MY PURPOSE...for this question shared...

I was looking into a second home and in the different states/areas of inquiry I decided to ask: Is there a homeless problem there. So far, I have not found a NO but instead a percentage given. Linked to this was crime rate as well as welfare and taxes along with law enforcement. Society is complex when you bunch us up together. Not everyone fares well due to one problem or another. Instead of helping other this one was my thought for now and in the times to come

Aug 29, 2019 10:19 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It is out of control here in San Diego and people look in the opposite direction. The local government solution? Provide facilities for the homeless to store their junk. Totally dumb!

Aug 29, 2019 08:50 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Though some people become homeless due to events outside the scope of their control, there are too many safety nets out there, ensuring the addicted or those with no respect for responsibility and accountability, remain that way. And I do agree with Dan Pittsenbarger

Aug 29, 2019 07:46 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I know here here in my area as many they are going about it the wrong way, they put all homeless into one lump word and try one thing to fix it. But you have to fnd out why each is homeless to be able to help. Sadly not all can be helped. There is mental illness and thse addicted who may not want help, may not want to live in a shelter or any confined place. There is many that can be helped when it is economic. Politicians dont get it and what is happening in many cities is a disgrace with the current conditions getting worse in LA, Seattle, San Fran etc

Aug 30, 2019 05:23 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

It is up and down the west coast in abundance. Even in Central Oregon we have our homeless living in campsites just outside town.

Aug 29, 2019 04:18 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Disappointed in the answers I am reading below, I am sure God is also.

Aug 29, 2019 01:25 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

In our city we have a few "regular" people...

Aug 29, 2019 12:23 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

As long as the super wealthy keep hoarding all that money and not spreading it around it will only get worse.  Where is the compassion?

Aug 29, 2019 12:13 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

My search yielded the shelter locations Richie Alan Naggar 

Aug 29, 2019 12:04 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I have seen homeless people in Paris, in New York, in China - it's everywhere...

Aug 29, 2019 11:52 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Think I caught the duplicate of this question, but the problem is large.

Aug 29, 2019 10:12 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

In Dallas I don't have to Google it.  I'm about 1/2 mile from downtown and see it all the time.

Aug 29, 2019 07:38 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Eye opening for sure.

Aug 30, 2019 06:00 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

I did it just to see if something unusual came up. What I found were positive articles for my area. We're a fairly good size Metro area so there will be homeless unfortunately. The articles were about the how NC is using a new model to help the homeless and how cities are discussing how to help the homeless as they grow. Thank goodness we don't have the issues you see in CA.  It is sad anywhere. Good luck with your 2nd home search.

Aug 30, 2019 05:06 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

I won't be able to do it/

Aug 29, 2019 10:32 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

You posted the question twice so I copied and am pasting my answer twice:

I do not need additional awareness, Richie Alan Naggar . I can see it first hand on a daily basis in my community and surrounding communities.

It is a problem for which society has not yet found a solution.

Aug 29, 2019 06:35 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No need to google... I see their camps everywhere in Los Angeles hood, especially brutal the situation in DTLA.

Aug 29, 2019 05:25 PM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Dallas, yes, but not too much in other surrounding cities.  I think we did  a better job in providing shelters compared to other cities such as Seattle or San Francisco. Sometimes you passed one or two while driving but no camps.  I understand that unfortunate things can happen and it's out of our control.  However, I also think most of the problem comes from using drugs.  

Aug 29, 2019 03:59 PM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

We are already in a Recession. Homeless numbers keep increasing. A large portion of them are mentally ill or drug addicted- these people are unable to hold down a job even picking up trash. Where the weather is warm and the city ignores, the numbers will double in the coming four years.  okay done with my downer talk what solutions do we see?  Job training, power washing sidewalks with the same 1% beach I use on barn floors, metal container housing, policing their petty crimes, stop the flow of meth from Mexico, enforcing crime under $900 (in California police don't make arrests for crime under this dollar amount as it is a revolving door, hot meals and a shower) instead of sending the repeat offender to county jail we are building a new camp at closed military bases - they can have a garden, they have work duty and a dorm type bed until they get clean from drugs) 

Aug 29, 2019 11:24 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Deja vu all over again! 

Aug 29, 2019 07:27 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I have already had a 1/2 cup of coffee, and I do not get your point.  Maybe I ought to get a refill.  A

Aug 29, 2019 07:12 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

A bunch RV parked outside og Google headquarters. Their employees became victims who do not want to pay outrageous rent. They get a RV or sleep inside a truck.   Google employees are being fed 3X a day 7 days a week. A lot of Indian and Chinese food. 

Aug 30, 2019 07:40 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

CA seems back in the Dark Ages with sewage running thru the streets ?

Aug 30, 2019 06:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I am aware of the issues in our area.

Aug 30, 2019 02:58 PM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

According to a May 2019 report, there are 146 in our community. That actually surprises me. They are out of sight.

Aug 30, 2019 11:53 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Looks like your question duplicated.

Sep 18, 2019 07:25 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Richie, It's not nearly as bad as a lot of major cities but, sadly, we do have homelessness in Charlotte.

Aug 31, 2019 12:39 PM