we agree, i was homeless living in my car for 5 years. I worked low income jobs and saved but living out of my car was the only way to save. when my wife met me i was still living out of my car but had a better job with the park service. we got married, dual income saved, we bought a nice home now and a beautiful kid.
that’s kind of my point though is unfortunately people do have to work minimum wage jobs for a living and they often work two of them working 12-16 hours a day. with rent the way it is and air b and b there is a shortage of affordable housing. never being able to save is the shits.
getting the people the help they need isn’t a problem it’s a solution. yes ellgrass there should be affordable housing for people to have a chance to have a slightly better life then being casted out.
i dealt with that attitude from people like i was worthless and nobody deserves that.
I am happy for you that you figured a way to get out of living in your car.
Last year, I had a mobile home listed in a park. It was not in great shape and relatively cheap. Long story short, I represented a buyer and he closed escrow on it. He was homeless....about 60 but had been living in a Good Samaritan shelter. There is housing for homeless peeps....they may choose not to indulge. There are rules....can't sit there all day...can't drink or do drugs....things productive people in society don't do on a regular basis. I don't know if you had options to NOT live in your car but I would assume most cities these days have those options. Now, granted if this was 25 years ago, you may not have had any other options than living in your car.
When I was 16, my first job was a minimum wage job. Back in 1986 it was $2.35 per hour. NOBODY was supporting themselves on minimum wage.....NOBODY. Here's the thing that is scary...if everyone knew that in 2022 minimum wage was going to be $17, you think anyone would have gone to college? No one working minimum wage would have expected this much inflation. Back then, management positions were paying $17 per hour.
I am glad you have a better life. Everyone deserves it....and I firmly believe everyone has the ABILITY to make a good life for themselves...it just takes more effort than what they may be putting out now. You're a prime example.