I was homeless for about a year and have worked in some capacity or an other with the homeless for a while, I feel pretty safe in what I'm about to say.

Screwing over of the homeless is not an ideological thing, it will be found regardless of the type of government and ideology.
Left-leaning governments of all types are guilty of attacking private charities and individuals by saying only the government should be doing anti-poverty things which take experienced people on the ground out of the equation and often leads to more distrust and/or inefficiency
Right-wing governments are guilty of trusting private charity too much and by underfunding social services it deprives homeless people of resources to be able to climb out of homelessness as well as imposing draconian rules on getting government aid which only makes things worse
In a democracy most politicians are guilty of doing token things to make it seem like they are helping, and it will help for a select lucky few but overall they like having homeless people because they can say "See look at how bad the current government is at alleviating poverty"
And authoritarian governments are the worst because they don't care about you. The only thing they care about is maintaining power and will do everything to keep the keys to power happy, if you factor into the equation at all it's because you could help the regime.
I've seen how stretched thin food banks and soup kitchens are in Florida because of a lack of funding

I've seen how much the government in Delaware will micromanage a charity and impose very specific rules on them that leads to waste, inefficiency, and creates a lack of trust
Trust is just as important if not more than money in helping solve homelessness. If they can't trust you they are not likely to take aid from you, especially if you are going to impose rules on them that are unjust
Even if you do have aid often you can't give as much as they need which leads to resentment which degrades trust.
The best system I have found is at the shelter I currently work at. There are hard rules, but most are just generalized guidelines. You also have the state helping fund private charities who privately fundraise to supplement their income on top of the services the state runs.
The state does have specific rules and regulations we have to follow but it's not that bad and there is a fair amount of trust with our guests as well as ample resources that we can point to and help with to get these people on their feet. It works really well

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