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Unformatted text preview: community is laughable. Although I agree with the concept of street based employment opportunities (i.e. Real Change), I find it hard to swallow that property owners within that community consider them a valuable asset. The high visibility of homeless people within urban neighborhoods has been directly correlated to plummeting property values and empty store fronts. Early on, Duneier describes the long sober Marvin as an exception to the rule. The harsh reality is that these types of businesses are a means for homeless, drug addicted individuals to obtain quick cash (as evidenced when Ron left with the thirtyish black woman on a bicycle for a crack fix). Although the mentorship Marvin provides is admirable, true rehabilitative processes are only effective when they are supported by local government and provide appropriate outreach services....
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- Fall '07
- Homelessness in the United States, Street newspaper, Duneier, Vendors Homeless street, seven-year sober VA