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How about housing some homeless
in your backyard?

Hot Air, by Andrew Malcolm

Original Article

Posted By:SurferLad, 4/12/2018 11:52:32 AM

Here’s an idea that wouldn’t survive the laughter in most U.S. communities. But this is California and more specifically, Los Angeles. So, local government is moving ahead with a plan to move some of the county’s exploding homeless populations off the streets and — wait for it — into your backyard. The idea is to build little homes or large huts, depending on your scale, in the backyard of willing homeowners. A kind of YIMBY — Yes In My Backyard. According to the county’s pilot program, rents to homeowners would be covered by government low-income housing vouchers with homeless tenants


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read, 4/12/2018 11:58:08 AM     (No. 11599991)

I saw an episode of Dr. Phil where a woman took in a homeless woman because she felt sorry for her and wanted to give her a chance. The homeless woman called Child Protective Services on her benefactor. The case was dismissed of course but talk about ingratitude.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/12/2018 12:00:23 PM     (No. 11599997)

More specifically, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s City of Los Angeles.

I would not hold my breath, Andrew. As you said, laughter. I have never lived in Los Angeles, but I don’t believe there will be many takers.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lindamay, 4/12/2018 12:07:21 PM     (No. 11600012)

Mayor and Council people go first!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 4/12/2018 12:16:25 PM     (No. 11600027)

So, LA County is expanding from a sanctuary city to, wait for it, a shanty town. That´s, "Back to the Future", like the Depression many of our parents experienced. If you need to image how deep in the gutter the LA City Council is in, look at what they are proposing as their future existence in the article below. (Or rent the Sci-Fi movie, "District 9", filmed in Johannesburg, South Africa.)

"The ´WHITE squatter camps´ of South Africa: Shanty towns built after the fall of Apartheid are now home to hundreds of families"


FTA: "Beyond the flimsy shacks lie ditches and pools of filthy, stagnant water where mosquitoes breed. These are the daily conditions endured by families in South Africa´s ´white squatter camps´ where there is little food, running water and no electricity."

Oh, the humanity.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/12/2018 12:27:45 PM     (No. 11600048)

Re #4, read again. The City of Los Angeles. Full stop.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pros7767, 4/12/2018 12:32:25 PM     (No. 11600052)

Let´s see how many of the Hollywood Elite rush to sign up!


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Reply 7 - Posted by: mc squared, 4/12/2018 12:35:24 PM     (No. 11600058)

What happens when you say no but your compassionate neighbor says yes? Stay tuned.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: thewarden, 4/12/2018 12:46:27 PM     (No. 11600073)

Based on the absolute joy the Section 8 rentals bring to my street, not to mention the charming low income units a 1/2 mile away, I’m going to say no. Just no. There is a reason we work hard to own a home. Those who choose otherwise are on their own. My give-a-darn is just about permanently broken, sorry.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: qwerty, 4/12/2018 12:52:50 PM     (No. 11600077)

OK, lets say I´m a hopeless liberal schmuck who just HAS to do this. I accept the money (AKA taking the kings´ coin and being subject to the king [that´s a different story])
Now that I´ve agreed to build the house for freddy the freeloader, I have to submit plans to the city, have regular safety inspections and be very sure to follow all the building codes or risk being sent to jail. PLUS there is always OSHA to contend with. Heaven forbid I just happen to have a rather damp backyard and now find myself before the EPA for disturbing wetlands.
Miracle of miracles I somehow manage to accomplish all of this and retain my freedom and sanity (which is doubtful, being a schmuck liberal, but we´ll leave that for anther dtebate) NOW I get to invite a homeless person into my creation of opulence for them. OH? What´s that you say? I can´t pick the person? The "city" does the choosing for me. Oh well "nanny state" knows best.
I´m not supposed to ask what ethnic group, or anything about past criminal records.
Oh? my property tax will increase because of the added building, that´s OK it´s for a good cause.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: woodenleg, 4/12/2018 1:10:57 PM     (No. 11600089)

Families with small children......wonder whats going to happen there. /S........

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Reply 11 - Posted by: DustDevil31, 4/12/2018 1:11:39 PM     (No. 11600092)

Nice fraud opportunity. Oh yes, I am housing 13 indigents; keep the money flowing. I will bury them down by the river.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: strike3, 4/12/2018 1:11:41 PM     (No. 11600094)

Look at it as a free fertilization service for your grass and shrubbery.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: cartcart, 4/12/2018 1:15:38 PM     (No. 11600101)

Other than experiencing a reprisal of Charles Manson-like murder, what could happen? It would be hard to legally evict anyone and soon, they could own the home and the homeowner would be the back-yard squatter.

Hasn’t California done enough harm?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mc squared, 4/12/2018 1:19:30 PM     (No. 11600107)

I think the rules from OSHA,the EPA and city building codes may be overlooked for such generous people.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 4/12/2018 1:19:42 PM     (No. 11600108)

No unforeseen adverse consequences here - YEAH, let´s do this! Well, not ALL of us...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: rolfnader, 4/12/2018 1:20:00 PM     (No. 11600109)

I think # 11 meant -´in a VAN down by the river!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Historybuff, 4/12/2018 1:20:25 PM     (No. 11600110)

Watch - I bet LA will consider it an improvement to the property and raise the real estate tax.

Meanwhile the value of your house will plummet and that of your neighbors.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Smart11344, 4/12/2018 1:21:02 PM     (No. 11600111)

Barbra Streisand has a huge backyard with a view. Sounds like a great place for a homeless shelter. Remember when she told people to stop using their dryers and hang their clothes up outside? Perhaps she is Nacy Pelosi´s twin sister.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Pearson365, 4/12/2018 1:40:26 PM     (No. 11600125)

“The Third Amendment to the US Constitution places restrictions on the quartering of soldiers in private homes without the owner´s consent, forbidding the practice in peacetime.

Which would imply that Democrats could claim that the psychotics needing homes are not militia, so we would be forced to house them in our homes. And, since we are at war with ISIS, the Taliban and Iranian sponsored terrorists, the peacetime exemption would not apply. Finally, one could see Dems calling their mandated housing requirement a tax, just like Obamacare. Since Chief Justice Roberts agreed with that mad Obama claim just 7 years ago, it might work again. “Ah, your census form said that the two of you owned a 4 bedroom home. Therefore, you will be subject to a $25,000 tax on each bedroom per year until you permit at least 4 homeless people and their pit bulls to reside there.”

If buying health insurance can be mandated by the Obama-Clinton -Pelosi radicals, why can’t housing the homeless also be treated as a tax?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Clinger, 4/12/2018 2:16:54 PM     (No. 11600157)

Interesting how the government steps in to protect us from ourselves deciding we can´t be trusted with anything more risky than a nerf ball but you want to camp a stranger in your back yard that´s cool.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 4/12/2018 2:20:10 PM     (No. 11600165)

A total joke. The only people pushing it are those who would faint at the sight of someone homeless within a mile of their home.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Omen, 4/12/2018 2:26:19 PM     (No. 11600169)

Lets cut to the chase.
Should this result in murder count on it being covered up by the media.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: peasantnumberthree, 4/12/2018 3:06:33 PM     (No. 11600211)

Like the Oakland mayor said, they´re "just looking out for THEIR people" ("their people" of course not being American citizens).

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Reply 24 - Posted by: JediJerry, 4/12/2018 3:35:57 PM     (No. 11600241)

OK then let´s see the Mayor and all City Council members step up and start housing their beloved homeless people in their own garages and backyards. In fact, it should be mandated that they all must provide housing for the homeless. If it´s such a good idea for everyone else, they should be all on board themselves.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: citizen, 4/12/2018 3:52:12 PM     (No. 11600260)

If one of these people had an accident while living on your property? You would end up living in the shanty and they your house.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Mickturn, 4/12/2018 4:00:42 PM     (No. 11600275)

Go for it Libs put your money where your mouth is and shut the hell up !

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Reply 27 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 4/12/2018 4:30:19 PM     (No. 11600295)

I look forward to watching the shows about the murders that spawn from this stupid idea on the ID channel.

Sure to be truly gruesome!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: PAdiva, 4/12/2018 4:38:57 PM     (No. 11600302)

be sure to leave the back porch light on and the house unlocked. Your guests will need to use your bathroom. Will they leave the kitchen and bathroom a mess? What about germs?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 4/12/2018 4:42:12 PM     (No. 11600306)

First the homeless guy, then relatives, and his homies. Followed by the goats and chickens.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mrduc, 4/12/2018 5:32:01 PM     (No. 11600337)

Spahn Ranch.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Bighambone, 4/12/2018 5:41:35 PM     (No. 11600344)

Four little kids living in the house, and four formerly homeless men that nobody knows anything about because they have the liberal Democrat invented right to privacy living in the garage, now what could go wrong?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: dvc, 4/13/2018 1:06:38 AM     (No. 11600647)

They wouldn´t like it. My range is in my back yard.

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WINDSOR, England – Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s big day has come, and the sun is shining outside of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle where early guests arrived about four hours before the royal wedding is set to begin. Many of the first guests to arrive were part of the approximately 1,200 members of the public that Markle and Prince Harry invited to witness their wedding, some of whom were invited due to their involvement in specific charities that are meaningful to the couple. Those guests will watch the wedding from a designated area outside of the castle, while

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