There is a stereotypical perception of a homeless person who is either drunk or on drugs that is common, at least everyplace I have ever lived. I know that this is not always the case, but where I live now, it seems to be true. We live on a short 3 block side street which has some of the lowest traffic counts of most of the east/ west streets in my neighborhood because it is only 3 blocks long. However, it seems to be a major runway for homeless people walking from a nearby liquor store back into the core of the city.
Most of the problems that they cause are minor in nature and not too much of an issue. However, recently we have found quite a bit more litter, including liquor bottles and wrappers, in our yard, had two situations of people urinating in a sheltered area of my front yard, and even had a small package stolen off our front porch. We are fortunate that someone was kind enough to call and say they found it in the parking lot of the liquor store… opened. I know it was not me because it has been 2 years since I have been to that store. So far this summer, we have had several instances of people being so drunk that they pass out on the steps of the vacant church across the street.
Do you have issues with homeless people where you live? Are they just asking for money or are they causing other issues as well? What do you do about it? What can a homeowner do about it?