Post by High Priestess on Jun 23, 2018 15:42:27 GMT
Some of you may have discovered that this issue is becoming more germane to you as Airbnb hosts...how to talk to your guests about the ever increasing presence of homeless people in your neighborhood? Do you leave it up to them to bring it up, or do you start the conversation by saying, "By the way...you might notice several tents on the sidewalk just down the street, and people living in their cars a couple blocks over...."
What do YOU do about this issue, if you have it in your area?
As I see it, it can be awkward either way. If you wait until guests bring it up you could risk having guests be uncomfortable or scared and feel embarrassed to talk to you about it. If you bring it up first, you could risk making it more of an issue than it is for them at present, or being put on the spot to explain why the city isn't doing anything about the resultant nuisance, loitering, blight and garbage issues...or whether the city has any laws about this at all and might not be able to do anything if someone started camping right in front of your house.
BTW, on this subject of the increasing amount of homelessness and people camping on streets in many cities, I found this humorous fictional story, called Homeless Zombie Apocalypse: