This happens in any city of reasonable size. Homeless people move to cities because that's where the services are, that's where the people (who they cask for change are), and that's also where the most jobs are. It's a funny thing that every time I see some homeless person arrested in the newspaper, it turns out they're not from here. Sometimes they're from near Seattle, but much of the time they're from different states entirely, sometimes from across the country. If cities would crack down on homeless people, all these small towns the homeless left for the "big city" would find just how many homegrown homeless people they actually have. So to every small town that sent a homeless person to my city, directly or indirectly - you're welcome. We'll take care of yours the best we can, but I wish you'd take care of them yourselves.