San Jose Moves Forward With High-Rise Homeless Shelter

This is really great news for San Jose! I just wish San Francisco would come to its senses and do something like this here. Hell, it could be a highrise of tiny home apartments even. Just something to get the people out of the cold and the danger of life on the streets. (And out of view from the rest of us.) It’s not pleasant having to walk by or even step over people wherever we go in this city! And the numbers have already been crunched. To all you haters out there who want to start arguing that it would cost too much money to house the homeless, well, you’re wrong. It actually costs the taxpayers much more for people to live out on the streets because of many factors. One example is health care. Homeless people generally are not very connected to primary health care and they don’t make their regular check-ups. Lack of stability, lack of transportation, etc. contribute to this greatly, along with the fact that sometimes hustling up breakfast, lunch and dinner is more important at the moment than getting that cough checked out. But, what does this mean? It means that these people are not going to get the regular, preventative care they need to stay healthy. Which means that when they do get sick it’s often much worse than it could’ve been and they are rushed off to the emergency room. Well, ambulance, ER, extended hospital stays, surgeries. Who do you think pays for all this? It’s not the homeless themselves because they have no money. Ultimately, it’s the tax payers who foot the bill. When you take that among other considerations and do the math, it’s clear that it’s cheaper on the tax payers to just stop being so petty and house the mother fuckers! I mean damn! Have a heart (and a brain) for Pete’s sake!

But, what does this mean? It means that these people are not going to get the regular, preventative care they need to stay healthy. Which means that when they do get sick it’s often much worse than it could’ve been and they are rushed off to the emergency room. Well, ambulance, ER, extended hospital stays, surgeries. Who do you think pays for all this? It’s not the homeless themselves because they have no money. Ultimately, it’s the taxpayers who foot the bill. When you take that among other considerations and do the math, it’s clear that it’s cheaper on the tax payers to just stop being so petty and house the mother fuckers! I mean damn! Have a heart (and a brain) for Pete’s sake!

And it’s not like you all think! The homeless are not just freeloaders and lazy motherfuckers who don’t want to work or contribute to society in the traditional way that the rest of us do it. Come on! You really think that? The chronically homeless are chronically homeless for a reason. They don’t have what it takes to make a living. At least not presently. They can’t do something that they can’t do. Be realistic. Now that’s not to say that they can not learn. And honestly, do you think that they’d have a higher success rate with the stability and safety having a place to lives brings, or would it be easier for them on the streets where day to day life itself is a life or death struggle? Use some common sense people!

Lastly, of course, there are those certain homeless that are so far gone that they likely will never get their shit together, but those people are going to be like that whether they’re on the streets or in a room. With the deinstitutionalization of California and of America, thousands upon thousands of severely mentally deficient people were thrust back out on the streets. And they have more or less stayed there ever since. It is what it is with these people. That’s just how it goes. Now ask yourself, sweetie, being that as it may, would you rather have to walk by them day in and day out, seeing them with needles hanging out their arms, smelling the stench of their 3 days worth of piss on your front stoop, and watching as little children are terrified by aggressive pan handlers yelling at invisible spirits? Or would you rather they kept that shit inside and out of view of the public?

Trust me. People do not enjoy living in abject poverty! If they are capable of overcoming their situation with or without support, they will struggle and they will keep trying. Nobody dreams of eating out of dumpsters and sleeping on cold, wet pavement. Come to your senses, people!

South Bay officials are considering a new housing idea to help the homeless that would place those in need in a downtown high rise.

Source: San Jose Moves Forward With High-Rise Homeless Shelter

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4 thoughts on “San Jose Moves Forward With High-Rise Homeless Shelter

  1. I agree with housing for the homeless, however, other elements to consider when establishing housing in a local area would be increases in criminal activity like drug sales, prostitution, and violent crime. Some home owners in the local area may have valid fears in establishing this form of housing. I’m from Jersey and I’m not too familiar with the San Jose area, but always thought it was a rather “clean” town.

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    1. I agree with you. There are definitely places like that, but in San Francisco, at least, the homeless are all already here and I bet housing them will actually reduce the level of crime and garbage, and human feces on the sidewalk, et cetera, and all the other stuff that comes along with thousands of people living in card board, and tents, and wandering aimlessly all night, cracked out with no where to go to get out of the cold and to sleep.
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      You can’t get a person sober. It is 100% up to them. It’s their call. We each come into this life with things we need to learn. We are all progressing along our own path toward Enlightenment. God. Reconnecting with The Source. et cetera. We’re all headed toward the same place. But, just as how a child progresses through grade school, to middle school, high school, and hopefully college, every life form in the universe, too, has its’ course of study. We’re not all in the same grade level, either. In the school of the universe, all grade levels roam the halls together. Congregate on the yard by the handball court. Kiss behind the bleachers. And smoke cigarettes in the bathroom with eachother.
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      How do you clean up a school that’s completely gone into chaos like that? Get the students in class! They may still pass notes. Copy eachother’s homework. Shoot spit balls at the substitute teacher’s butt. And even sometimes play music through their portable speaker in the back. But, in class, at least they have a supportive learning environment and a better chance of making it.
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      The same goes for the homeless and the drug addicts and the mentally ill people currently pooping on the sidewalks. Breaking into cars. Camping in doorways or in tents on the sidewalks. If you get them in doors, not only will they be off the streets which would clean up the quality of our neighbirhoods, visually and otherwise, but it would also give them vital support to help them get it back together again.
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      Trust me. No one likes being homeless. There’s no security. No place to rest. No bathroom. Nowhere to lay out tomorrow’s clothes. Nowhere to even store them. No income. No hope, it seems to many homeless people. And, it wears a person down, too; till they eventually start to believe they’re incapable and can’t do any better.
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      If they’re not indoors, they’re gonna be on the sidewalks asking for our money, shooting up in our driveways, and pooping in our flower beds; because that’s where they already are, right now.
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      We must be careful not to shame them either or add to their negative beliefs about themselves, because this doesn’t save them from drowning, it actually spins the vortex they’re caught in faster.

      Thanks for your comment!

      L💟ve,

      Sister Shenita Haus🏠

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