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Psephos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 12:40 PM
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27. Actually, having a roof like that is worse than not.
No utilities, no furniture, no appliances, no money to fund repairs, no home-owner skill set, no sense of connection between what happens today and what happens next year.

Under such conditions, the house rapidly becomes a midden pile, a health hazard, an invitation to thieves, and a vortex sucking down the values of adjacent properties. It provides no revenue to the city, only costs. It fixes nothing and worsens many things.

Homelessness is not the root problem, it's the outward result of a deeper problem. If we don't address the root problem, no fix is possible.
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