Housing Problem?

Just put all the homelss people in the empty condos and mansions, duh.


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Jun 13, 2018 at 4:50pm

Am surprised they haven't moved in to them already.

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Jun 13, 2018 at 5:21pm

Yes, because the biggest and most urgent problem of the homeless, a population made up largely of the drug-addicted and/or mentally ill, is...

As if they would treat someone else's house differently than they treat the places where they live now?
Obviously, they need treatment (preferably inpatient, with monitoring) FIRST. Assuming they get it together enough to live anywhere on their own, only then would it matter.

Besides, the tragedy of the commons is mostly correct: if you give people something for free, they will count it as nothing.

I don't need to own property (which I don't) to think this is a terrible idea.

Shades of Dr Zhivago

Jun 13, 2018 at 5:40pm

Commissar, you are so right. We will house all the poor homeless that have been trod upon by the heartless capitalistic swine in their mansions. Then all will be wonderful in the workers paradise. May I suggest we house a few of our destitute brothers in your house. I'm sure you must have a spare room. No?

empty homes tax

Jun 13, 2018 at 6:09pm

is now in effect so the number of vacant properties is decreasing (other than the 30 westside homes that "somehow" caught on fire in the year before the tax was proposed to the public, rendering those particular properties exempt from the tax). what a "coincidence".

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Jun 13, 2018 at 6:16pm

Who cares if they're empty just force them to give a few rooms to the homeless....Why not just confiscate their money?

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Simple, obvious, and wrong

Jun 13, 2018 at 7:32pm

Expropriation doesn't work.
This is an established historical fact. It is absolutely consistent. Even the unintended and adverse consequences of trying it, both to the losers and the (supposed) winners.
You may as well suggest putting them all (homeless and absentee landlords) in an industrial blender and hitting frappe. Because that will solve the problem, too, no?

Semper Fidelis

Jun 13, 2018 at 8:46pm

The homeless can stay in supervised shelters and modular housing until they can go to rehab and kick their addiction problems.

Nobody wants the smell of hard drugs and alcohol in apartment hallways and stairwells. Nor the needles.

There was that scene in Trainspotting where Ewan Mcgregor was strapped onto his bed until he fully sweated out his addiction , cold turkey style. But the PC police in metro Van would frown upon that.


Jun 13, 2018 at 9:17pm

why not cut out a few steps and just send them all to the deep North?

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Jun 14, 2018 at 11:29am

ffs, all you people actually taking me seriously can't take a joke. i should have put it on that spongebob meme to spell it out for you.

I know the Real Problem is about finding rental housing for the rest of us that we can afford.

And to that person asking if I had a spare room - I house animals. They have better manners than the people we are talking about.


Jun 14, 2018 at 12:18pm

Hope you're prepared for property damage, dude.

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