In my opinion, most homeless people like
being homeless. They like the lifestyle, and the truth is, most of them made the choice to become homeless.
Granted, some were honestly put out of their homes and had no where to go, but that's a small amount of people, and those people are the ones who make the attempt to get emergency housing, ect.
I've seen three instances in my life where a homeless person has made me not give them money.
At a stop light there was a homeless guy pacing back and forth perfectly fine as we pulled up to the light, as soon as our car stopped, he began limping dramatically.
Another instance, I was feeling generous one day and gave a homeless woman $10. She immedietly went into a beauty store.
The last example is when my dad and I were going to an Orioles game and walking throguh downtown Baltimore, a cop was telling a homeless guy that he can't loiter in front of buildings. The cop was being polite and telling him that there is a shelter less than a mile away from where they were and he'd be glad to take him there. The homeless man replied AND I QUOTE:
"Now why would I want to do that? I'm homeless for a reason."