Are you seeing more and more homeless in SV?

Cisco togo
Sep 28, 2018 11 Comments

Almost every major traffic light has a homeless person with a cardboard asking for help. My anecdotal observation is that this is different from 2 years ago.

Anyone else observing the same? What's the reason?

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  • Tesla / Eng
    embedder

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    Iโ€™ve only been here a little over a year (Mountain View / Sunnyvale area), but I rarely ever see homeless/pan-handlers in the area. Up in SF, sure.
    Sep 28, 2018 3
    • Cisco togo
      OP
      Not seeing them at 237 and el Camino?
      Sep 28, 2018
    • Tesla / Eng
      embedder

      Tesla Eng

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      Rarely if ever, but to be fair Iโ€™m only near that intersection once a month for a haircut. I used to live in a fairly big city, so relative to that the homeless here seem almost non-existent.
      Sep 28, 2018
    • Cisco togo
      OP
      Oh yeah. It's not comparable to a big city. Just that I had never seen someone begging at every traffic light here. It's really sad.
      Sep 28, 2018
  • Microsoft / Mgmt Javas
    Yes and some are like dead on street , footpath , stairs - itโ€™s a zombie land
    Sep 28, 2018 1
    • Microsoft Ahamed
      Once, I thought it was big a trash bag laying in the middle of the side walk so I tried to kick it to the side. Then I realized it's a person instead so I ran away as soon as possible
      Sep 28, 2018
  • Juniper Pliny Jr.
    Yes. Tons of homeless in South San Jose. Trash everywhere. The city should do something to cure this problem. It's like a 3rd world country in the richest area in the world. Unbelievable! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
    Sep 28, 2018 0
  • IBM / Cust. Srv. thetroll
    Yes. Some of them work at IBM and Cisco.
    Sep 28, 2018 0
  • New / Project PseudoMeme
    They're the ones who don't know they can get more per hour by cleaning up, buying a suit and tie at Goodwill, a disconnected cell phone, and doing the "I'm on the phone with Chase about my card not working, may I have some coffee money?" bit outside Starbucks.
    Sep 29, 2018 0
  • Microsoft HtIB24
    Home prices have skyrocketed, and outside of software you can't really afford to live in those areas. Is it any surprise that we're leaving a bunch of people behind?
    Sep 28, 2018 0

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