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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We have enough homeless here to fill 2 shelters, I work at one of them two nights a week.  Will be heading on over there in a little while.

Nov 01, 2017 04:34 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I think it is increasing in Chicago but they won't admit it!

Nov 01, 2017 01:44 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Yes. Homeless are everywhere. CalTrans cannot keep up with cleaning up after the mess and garbage left on streets and freeway off/on ramps. We have homeowners up in arms about homeless camps near their homes. There are tents everywhere.  

Nov 01, 2017 01:14 PM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I think 200 is the average on some blocks of Huntington Beach, CA.  The problem is rampant here in CA in most cities and spreading to a lot of communities.  Of course, with all that said, if I were homeless, I'd probably choose to live in SoCal, too.

Nov 01, 2017 01:03 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not at all Jeff Pearl 

Nov 01, 2017 05:27 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  The City of Tallahassee / Leon County built a new "Shelter" that offers 3 hot meals a day, no questions asked.

  Suffice it to say that part of town (West Pensacola Street) is economically ruined.  The apartment complexes had to hire 24-hour security to keep the transients from bathing in the swimming pools.   There are winos on every street corner with "work for food" or "God bless, please help" cardboard signs.  It is sad, because there are few if any people there who truly want help... not just a handout.

Nov 01, 2017 04:02 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Its here and its steady...The young, able & crafty milk it while the veterans, older men and mothers and children need it. The drug addicts, criminal elements and alcoholics flaunt it.  Discerning between it all takes work

Nov 01, 2017 03:07 PM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

Not so much where I live now (in CT) but when I lived & worked in NYC it was everywhere, especially by MSG & in the Subways. Hard to walk down the street near MSG & not see homeless everywhere & in the freezing cold. Big problem.

Nov 01, 2017 02:27 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Whether it is increasing or not, it is as Roy Kelley states a sad situation.  Some of the situation can't be solved but kudos to the person(s) who find a solution.

Nov 01, 2017 02:21 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

It has sadly worsened over the years for Los Angeles (was in L.A. briefly before moving to O.C., now I'm back & NO I have not added myself to the homeless population).

Nov 01, 2017 01:18 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

We don't seem to have an increasing problem here in Wisconsin.  Sad to hear about those 200 currently homeless in MD.  I will say a special prayer for those who need housing.  Thanks for sharing these statistics. Jeff Pearl 

Nov 01, 2017 01:05 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't see a change but with weather getting colder maybe they will go to shelters.

Nov 01, 2017 08:04 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

There are homeless in Minot ND but they are pretty much invisible except at shelters and the public library.

Nov 01, 2017 04:48 PM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Jeff, it's bigger here than I knew in the past. There quite a few homeless people in my small community.

Nov 01, 2017 04:41 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have heard that rising rents in Charlotte are beginning to increase homelessness, but don't know the statistics, which are hard to really measure in a metro area of over 1.5 million people that is very spread out.

Nov 01, 2017 02:49 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is sad information. Thanks for the link.

Nov 01, 2017 01:48 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We haven't seen much change in Oklahoma City.

Nov 01, 2017 01:22 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Tis the season for a homeless invasion as they migrate to the warm weather.

Nov 02, 2017 04:41 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

One of our local universities did a study this year and found that homelessness has decreased by 26% since 2010 and 12% since last year in the Charlotte Metro region. This is in spite of the 17% increase in population in our area over the past 7 years as well. 

We have a very low unemployment rate and numerous assistive organizations to help those needing job training & placement. That's likely a large reason our homelessness is declining.


Nov 01, 2017 09:26 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

In our Sunny Isles Beach we have a few "local" homeless people. 

Nov 11, 2018 11:26 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Here they take an "out of sight, out of mind" approach

Nov 02, 2017 08:02 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

In Pinellas County Florida, a devious system is in place to keep this growing population out of sight. 

First, the city made being poor/homeless against the law.

Second, those sworn to protect and serve give the dis-enfranchised the choice, go to jail or to the HOMELESS incarceration center know by the name Safe Harbor. This facility is located at the extreme north border of the city. Once exiled to Shafe Harbor, the dis-enfranchised have a very difficult time getting back to the city therefore out-of-sight.

"What you do to the least of these you also do to me" are the red letter words attributed to Jesus. These words were a beacon of direction to Mother Teresa.

They will always be the measure of the darkness in the heart of others.

Nov 02, 2017 05:59 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I think we're holding steady here. "Homeless" on Kauai usually means illegal camping at beaches or in remote areas, living off fishing and fruit from the trees. Some are forced into that life and some actually choose it, but it is not as bad here as many areas. 

Nov 02, 2017 01:48 AM
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Maui has a normal migration, they come and they go, except some with the local community.  Very sad situation, we were in Subway and this guy was just hanging out, my wife is like buy him lunch. It was a small thing but it's humbling it could be you or members of your family.

Nov 01, 2017 10:03 PM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Its increasing everywhere as the line between haves and have nots continues to widen. 


I'll climb off my soapbox now 

Nov 01, 2017 06:39 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Not in my small town, not many places to go to be safe and alone

Nov 01, 2017 06:38 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

They have been sighted on equistrain trail and creek down the path. The small town I am in now got home less. A fox has no where to go as Divident Homes built filled the vacant lot which was her domain. She is our neighborhood pets now.

Nov 01, 2017 06:22 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Not a good sign

Nov 01, 2017 05:55 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

In Florida we have a lot of them - warm weather. 

In Sunny Isles Beach we have "permanent" homeless - a few of them. 

Nov 11, 2018 11:47 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have to say are area is increasing again.


Nov 06, 2017 10:39 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, we do see more and more homeless people, and saw one about two blocks from my house, and have NEVER seen any around here.    

Nov 04, 2017 06:38 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No, our climate is too cold and we don't have shelters for them to stay in.

Nov 03, 2017 04:27 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

no shelter here and a rural area and I have never seen a homeless person here.  In the closest city (about a 45 minute drive) there's a couple of shelters and a small homeless population.  I recently sent some items for them with my daughter to work because winter is near.

Nov 02, 2017 01:38 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Don't know about real homelessness, but the fake pan handlers are ever increasing because our city won't take a stand against them!

Nov 02, 2017 10:35 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It is seasonal in Sarasota as the temperature drops up North. In San Diego, it continues to climb along with the Hepatitis A outbreak.

Nov 02, 2017 08:46 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know but suspect that it has.

Nov 02, 2017 07:08 AM
Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Real Estate Deals!

Not in my area (Gilbert AZ), but I am sad to hear this as I grew up in Montgomery County and lived close to Frederick (Germantown) for many years.

Nov 02, 2017 06:29 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Not that I've heard...

Nov 02, 2017 05:51 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

We have seen a a change on who is homeless, in my area it is less those who can not afford a home and more drug addicted people. We have so many resources now for any one who wants or needs them. 

Nov 02, 2017 05:41 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

The numbers are up.  It is estimated there are about 3300 homeless in Dallas.

Nov 02, 2017 05:16 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Nov 02, 2017 05:09 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Last year we had 150,000 California Residents experiencing homelessness. However I believe the real number is 3-4 times higher since so many are undocumented....

Jan 11, 2022 05:36 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I do not think so.

Aug 05, 2018 03:55 PM