trump's stance on the homeless, GET A JOB
Despite 500,000 people being homeless in the US, (47,000 in Los Angeles alone) why was the issue completely absent from the presidential campaign?
Today DONALD said his first 3 chores will be BUILD A WALL, then TAKE DOWN OBAMACARE and three, SEND ALL CRIMINAL BEANERS BACK !

He must be a little NUMB from the CAMPAIGN. He never thought out the thing about jobless, hungry evicted AMERICANS. I guess the presidential campaign was too full of distractions: That flagrant bitch Hillary Clinton and her emails, (As if Every American didn't have that problem.) PUTIN the hacker, --Donald's dirty mouth coming up as
"locker room talk," or letch habits.  A Harvard study said substantive policy issues had received only a small amount of attention from major TV networks and newspapers' election coverage. Is it the fault of the MS MEDIA that NOBODY CARES? We'd wish we had coverage that included USA fighting 7 genocidal wars at the same time, often with PROXIES for GLOVES. The appointment of a needed Supreme Court justice, or better, the challenge of income-DISPARITY and costly co-pay health care entailing costlier sign-ups and monthly payments so it's just forced HEALTH INSURANCE, complete with FINES for those who fail to get it. And is that better than NOTHING? Well it is OK... until EBOLA comes to our shore. OR SWINE FLU.

With a lack of focus on policy from both candidates and slimy sycophantic MSM,  it makes sense that once again homelessness wasn't present in a presidential election. PLUS why advertise to EUROPE that we have 500 thousand humans living in the street.

So maybe this is a private issue & you can MAKE it your community's with a WEBSITE featuring gemutlich bios of HOMELESS FOLKS, little VIDEOS you make, and then giving little POT LUCK parties once a month at the Church basement of your choice for food donations. Or at your website maybe you'd have wild ideas for a FIX:

Despite 500,000 homeless Americans sleeping the WINTER AWAY and a national increase in unsheltered homelessness, the issue is largely ignored! Is it the DON'T BE DRAB factor? Or that candidates know AMERICANS don't give a hoot. "I'm alright Jack, screw you." Or that suddenly CAPITALISM doesn't LOOK SO GOOD!

"It's very frustrating that year after year we see politicians from both parties frequently talking about the middle class, but rarely talking about poverty and, in particular, those experiencing homelessness," says Eric Tars, senior attorney with the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty in Washington, D.C.

Neither Trump nor Clinton mention homelessness on their websites.

"For Trump or Clinton not to mention the homeless situation in this country, I feel they have no clue." For Trump or Clinton not to mention the homeless situation in this country, I feel they have no clue," says Vicky Batcher, a homeless mother and vendor with The Contributor street paper Nashville. "[It] speaks volumes that they just don't care." AND THEY DO NOT WANT TO KNOW HOW THIS HAPPENED HERE!

WELL HOW IT HAPPENED IS, the State of the Nation's Housing Report says 11.4 million families in the U.S. are paying more than 50 per cent of their income toward housing. In the 10 cities with the highest housing costs, 50 per cent of those earning $45,000-$75,000 spend at least 30 per cent of their income on rent.

Trump, the first candidate to build his brand on real estate, was not quoted mentioning affordable housing during his campaign. He shares no housing policies on his campaign website. Affordable housing was attached to his campaign earlier this year when Westchester County (N.Y.) Executive Rob Astorino claimed that Trump told him that, if elected, he would rescind the Housing and Urban Development's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule. The legal requirement, finalized in 2015, pushes HUD funding recipients to further work to overcome patterns of segregation.

"We really believe that affordable housing is one of the central issues of our time," Tars says. "All of the issues from the housing crisis that were created in 2007 are still persistent in many communities. We've had close to 40 years in disinvestment in affordable housing. We've lost federal funding for publicly subsidised housing and it certainly hasn't been made up by the private sector or state and local governments.”

With no mention of how the candidates might approach, let along attack the problem, it exemplifies the fact Clinton and Trump are out of touch with needs of the most vulnerable.  by
Amelia Ferrell Knisely is Managing Editor of Nashville-based street paper The Contributor


SKID ROW MISSIONS & SHELTERS! Shelters are certainly useful in that they provide beds and roofs to people who don’t have them, especially on cold and rainy nights where sleeping outside could be fatal for some.

But shelters are incredibly expensive to the taxpayer to operate. Nationally, the average monthly cost of serving a family in an emergency shelter is $4,819. A MONTH!  Providing them with a SECTION 8 voucher for housing, on the other hand, is just $1,162. Shelters might be good for emergencies, but does having a bed to sleep in mean that someone has a home? Providing them with WELFARE SECTION 8 and food stamps with that $1,162 housing voucher --allows them to rent a l bdrm apt. in a cheap area of the city. SECTION 8 is a miracle and should be extended to qualifying OLD HOUSES & BANKRUPT MOTELS as well as apartments so that landlords would be gladder about leasing to the poor. DONALD?  Make it easier for landlords to sign up for it. That would help. SEE: SECTION 8 from LANDLORD's perspective.

And quality can be an issue for these shelters: Many homeless people have told advocates trying to get them off the streets that they avoid shelters if they possibly can. They’ve heard about bad experiences there, or have themselves suffered through violence, theft, or other trauma in these ostensibly safer spaces. There were 826 “violent incidents” in New York City homeless shelters last year, including sexual assault and domestic violence, according to the New York Daily News.

People often have to leave food and other belongings behind when they check into a shelter, making it hard to accumulate anything of sentimental or material value. Plus, shelters don’t allow residents to develop a sense of permanency—and it’s permanency that helps people get a job or stay sober, as numerous studies have indicated.