60 Minutes will air a story on homeless in Seattle Dec.1
Television newsmagazine 60 Minutes will broadcast a report by Anderson Cooper on Sunday night Dec. 1 addressing homelessness in Seattle. The report touches on issues faced by families, including one in Ballard and others including a person featured in a film by Seattle photographer/filmmaker Tomasz Biernacki named Emily, a postal worker who chose to live in a camper after finding housing to be too expensive.
To see a preview of the report see this link from CBS This Morning
You can follow Tomasz on his YouTube channel here.
You can see his film "Trickle Down Town" here.
I watched this episode homelessness is becoming more and more. But alot has to do with the people that are that way. I know living cost rise and more .but alot of people want everything for free . Instead of saving to better themselves the buy cigarettes drugs alcohol and more. I am 42 I work 2 full time jobs and have most of my life .I'm about to lose my home , my car is getting repossessed, I have alot of medical problems but I cant get help. The local state agency DHS turned me down cause I was not a woman or a minority..sometimes I think death is the answer it's hard for the lower class people to survive while as they say the rich get richer and poorer get poorer. I see they way the government agencies work . They give help to people who fknt deserve it. I'd rather b dead and I'm headed that way cause I cannot keep up or get ahead. Being dead is easier and I'm not struggling.
I cannot believe that thru this whole story...NOT ONCE was all the illegal immigrants not mentioned! It doesn t take a brain scientist to know this was going to happen...IT S CALLED SUPPLY AND DEMAND! Of course, housing has gone up...and it has all over the country. Its a SHAME THAT 60 MINS. choose to just over look the obvious and again blame it on not enough money spent on free or low income housing. As the saying goes...whete there's a will...there's a way!
And what percent of the homeless is by choice? No one ever gives that amount and we all know there is a larger percent that choices to live that way....
I became disable and the person I lived with passed away. I ended up living with my dad for five years untill he passed away. He had no will so the house went to his brother. They made me move so I had a trailer to move into thankfully. As the family members took the house and are selling it because great took over. My brother helped me move he lives 300 miles away from me. I don't drink or do drugs and if I didn't have a trailer at my friend's house I would be homeless at the age of 55. I can't live off of 1200 a month. We pay taxes on everything and the richer are getting richer and the poor is getting poorer. I have been on Seattle housing for over five years for low income housing.there really is not much out there to help. Last year I had over 800 pages from harborview hospital. It's sad that it takes four people working in a house to make ends meet.so not everyone on the streets are drug attic's they are human just like me. Alot of them ended up there because something in there life happened. Have respect for them. Just imagine waking up cold no water to shower no money for the laundry mat no food. I always said it can happen to anyone. Medical and being sick and I have fibromyalgia, diverticulitis,and nerve damage and have to take alot of medications just so I can barley move.
Why are local residents like Gates Or Besoz not addressing these problems in their back yard .