I would solve this degeneration issue in a month. Gov should use crown land up north, build a center with all amenities, healing, treating, mental and medical help. After initial detox or screening and understanding underlying issue of being in that situation, the person would be free to leave but no help in that (transportation etc). Or he/she can choose to stay and get everything they need. After professionals confirm they are ready to return to be decent members of society they get help to return to the city with a housing and a job offer. Otherwise, there is no reason for a homeless person to be in the city. If caught in the same situation again would be transported back north for repeat treatment. I just don't believe in logic for helping someone to be homeless as homeless shelters do. I believe in real help for people to find life again.