Things Homeless People Want You To Know

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“It isn’t as simple as ‘just get a job.’ Not having a permanent address makes it nearly impossible. Employers also know where the shitty neighborhoods that the effectively homeless often end up in or where the shelters are. The further down you go the harder it is to get a job.”

“And the places that do intentionally hire from ‘the bottom’ do so as they know they can exploit you pretty badly in that situation. You need to get your hands on things like presentable clothes, savings, a functional car, and so forth to really get back on track. This can take months or years.