I met a guy a few years ago who told me his health club membership at the YMCA was the one thing he made sure he continued to pay for. He could go in there anytime and shower, keep some clothes in a locker for a job interview and use the bathroom, plus be able to swim...made a lot of sense.
Here in Dallas in advance of them building this new stadium for the Cowboys the city of Arlington was so concerned about their public image they ran as many homeless out of town as possible by arresting panhandlers. Dallas did the same thing, actually tearing down their shanty towns under the downtown bridges and viaducts. This is a pretty cruel city when you get down to it.