there are those that need help but many more who are scam artists, (guess who actualy gets money). how to get to those that realy need it? there are some mighty big cracks in the systom that people fall through. shouldn't people get the help they need BEFORE they become homeless?
I was homeless once. Had nothing to do with drugs, mental illness, or anything like that. I lost my job, which i was barely surviving on, and had no friends or relatives to help me out. And I was unaware of any resources available to help with this problem. I got a job to replace the one I lost, but i did not make enough money from it to pay rent on my place.
Generally, welfare wont help people out like me. No money to help with rent or utilities. I really wasn't looking for handouts. Just a temporary loan to help me hold onto my place until I could fix my employment situation.
We don't need to have a full fledged welfare system. Just sort of a fund for people on the edge of homelessness to temporaily help them out, which can be paid back when they get back on their feet.