Filiki Eteria
Filiki Eteria

I recently became homeless myself, along with my two little baby girls, from August 2012 until 5 days ago. I have much to share on this radical topic. I can tell you one thing: homelessness does not discriminate...I'm far more than just lucky to have this roof above us tonight, cuz I/we almost didn't make it out, much less all together.

Rex River
Rex River
  • Filiki Eteria

it's good to hear from you, glad you are ok...

Jacob Beasley
Jacob Beasley

What are the bill of rights that they are actually proposing?

Jacob Beasley
Jacob Beasley
  • Jacob Beasley

Sounds good. I'm curious to see what it says. Obviously, I can't support a freedom that involves a violation of someone else's freedom, but if it passes that rule, I will support it!

Kath OConnor
Kath OConnor

I do have the experience of living hand-to-mouth; being a homeless youth; discrimination due to lack of multiple forms of ID and so on. It makes getting out the ditch so much harder, especially when you have "pulled yourself up by the bootstraps" so often that they broke a while back.

I live in CA, and while far from ideal or not as humane as can be, I am watching a friend suffer needlessly in CO where even the usual agencies or methods of getting help are not available. I am suddenly aware...

I do have the experience of living hand-to-mouth; being a homeless youth; discrimination due to lack of multiple forms of ID and so on. It makes getting out the ditch so much harder, especially when you have "pulled yourself up by the bootstraps" so often that they broke a while back.

I live in CA, and while far from ideal or not as humane as can be, I am watching a friend suffer needlessly in CO where even the usual agencies or methods of getting help are not available. I am suddenly aware of how complacent I have become regarding homelessness or nearly so outside my bubble.

Chronic homelessness needs to be addressed here as well as catching folks before they fall deeper in the hole because it is so much harder to get back out.

While the housing market has picked up, there are still many properties out there under Bank management from foreclosure.

I would like to see a partnership with Habitat for Humanity and/or other civic groups make a coordinated effort to get people into those homes. They would be paying rent by taking care of the property and maintaining it, reporting anything that is not up to code.
while oversight would be performed by the coalition.

The community would do better:
The neighbors wouldn't have an eyesore or a magnet for mischief and such and their property values would improve.

Michael Reid
Michael Reid
  • Kath OConnor

Me too i have been homeless a couple of times due to various addictons and even worked in a homless shelter so agreed

Carmen Bary
Carmen Bary

75% of the working class ar 1 paycheck away from being , homeless, and it should be a concern to all of us!!!!

Bill Hinckley
Bill Hinckley

Los Angeles is the Homeless capitol of the nation, we need to do something right here at home. It is criminal how many people walk the streets un-noticed and uncared for in our country. It could be you out there, then would it matter?

LizandLarry Fairchild
LizandLarry Fairchild
  • Bill Hinckley

it has been me several times in my life Bill...but always pulled my self back up

Georgia Bulat
Georgia Bulat

In honor of my dearest friend JoAnne, I take this pledge.

Chris Solberg
Chris Solberg

Many California cities like Redding criminalize homelessness, giving tickets for camping (sleeping) and sitting, often taking their necessary survival gear (tents, sleeping bags ) telling them to leave town and violate them for what you and I may very well take for granted... everyday living and life-sustaining activities.

Redding Coalition for the Homeless supports the California Homeless Person's Bill of Rights and Fairness Act

http://reddinghomeless.blogspot.com/2013/04/redding-homeless-blog-california.html

Onaje Asheber
Onaje Asheber

To even say a person is homeless in a nation with empty homes is insane and wicked.

Alex L-m
Alex L-m

We really ought to blame Nixon and especially Reagan for closing the publick facilities for the mentally ill.

Chaitanya Kalevar
Chaitanya Kalevar

I support the idea, but I am not from California.

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