If he was respectable, or trying to get to respectable, he would have been in one of the shelters by curfew instead of riding around the streets on is bike in the middle of the night making himself a danger to motorists.
you are an embarrassment.
I have been homeless and let me tell you something, being in a shelter at night isnt the piece of cake you think it is.
They have VERY few beds and generally pass up most people in favor of the older crowd or women with children. No complaint there frankly... they SHOULD be served first.
Not to mention, the respectable homeless ( as you call them) are NOT in shelters.
Because they are camped out some where else that gives them the freedom to come and go to day labors and places like that.
The 'respectable' homeless people are the ones you DO NOT see. They are NOT on the side of the road with a sign. They are in lines for work..
What YOU dont understand is that in a shelter, you can NOT leave until they say it is time to leave ... no matter if you work or not. They call this ' safety" .
If you arrive 'too late' .. heaven forbid its from WORKING.. you do not get in.
You are only allowed a few days stay a MONTH, sometimes in a YEAR at each shelter. It breaks down to about one night a week that you are allowed to sleep indoors if you balance your time just right between shelters.
Shelters are not permanent places to live. They give you a reprieve from sleeping outside. In general they do NOT provide a place to store your stuff, a place to actually LIVE or even an address to use.
They are a cot.. in a room .. with dozens of other people.. to sleep on, be woke up the next day, MAYBE get food, MAYBE get a shower.. but generally you are just kicked out.
Get a grip hawk. Shelters ARE NOT the answer to a ' self respecting' homeless person.