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City To Start Paying New Yorkers To House Homeless Families

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City To Start Paying New Yorkers To House Homeless Families

http://www.villagevoice.com/news/city-to-start-paying-new-yorkers-to-house-homeless-families-9418577

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A new city program aims to put money in the pockets of New Yorkers in exchange for housing their homeless friends and family. Dubbed “Home for the Holidays,” the initiative (first reported by the Daily News) could take 5,000 families out of the city’s overcrowded and extremely expensive shelter system, which currently houses over 60,000 people each night, including almost 24,000 children.

The new program will compensate the families and friends of homeless families depending on their need, with hosts not on public assistance receiving up to $1,800 depending on family size. Those on public assistance will see the difference between their assistance and their rent made up by the program. Both host and client families will each receive a $500 gift card when the family moves in.

“This is a very reasonable approach to a situation where the city has to be doing as much as possible,” said Shelly Nortz, the Deputy Executive Director for Policy at the Coalition for the Homeless. “The city is spending double the amount keeping families in shelters that it will now instead be paying out to these host families, while also fostering the type of social support that young families need.”......

 

 

 

 

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Ill say it.

People on public assistance/benefits should not be living in very expensives cities like NY and London.

Again, like London, a lot of these families will be migrants/no local connection too.

FFS NY up state is virtually empty.

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3 hours ago, interestrateripoff said:

Helicopter money??

Quotes from the article, but cost savings may not materialise  ..

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Many families in the system have found themselves living in hotels rented out by the city, at a taxpayer cost of $40,000 per family each year. The hotel rooms also lack kitchen units or any of the comforts standard housing would provide

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“The city is spending double the amount keeping families in shelters that it will now instead be paying out to these host families, while also fostering the type of social support that young families need.”.

 

3 hours ago, spyguy said:

Ill say it.

People on public assistance/benefits should not be living in very expensives cities like NY and London.

Again, like London, a lot of these families will be migrants/no local connection too.

FFS NY up state is virtually empty.

Fair point, but that doesn't help the working homeless....

Britain’s shame: the people who are homeless, even though they’re in work

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/20/working-homeless-britain-economy-minimum-wage-zero-hours

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1 minute ago, Saving For a Space Ship said:

 

 

Fair point, but that doesn't help the working homeless....

Britain’s shame: the people who are homeless, even though they’re in work

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/20/working-homeless-britain-economy-minimum-wage-zero-hours

Actually it does.

London is full of people who do not work an hsbe connection to London.

Not paying their rent will allow people in London to live there.

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3 minutes ago, spyguy said:

Actually it does.

London is full of people who do not work an hsbe connection to London.

Not paying their rent will allow people in London to live there.

Sorry, I don't understand your point, can you rephrase it . 

I was saying that the working homeless need to stay in the City, as they have work there (so not be moved to cheaper housing areas)

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HB is dubbing people to stay jn an dxpensive area.

Stop subbing people and let prices be set by people paying fr therd wn housing.

Having people on HB in Lndon increase demand for housing, pushing prices up.

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This article was on the hpc blog the other day

http://greensocialthought.org/content/attack-st-louis-homeless-foreshadows-things-come

I watched a vid by the Rev. who ran the homeless shelter, the city were trying to close down. He was  defrocked for speaking against the church by supporting gay marriage. 

He basically said something along the lines that many "non profits" used the homeless as vehicles to get funding. They basically farm them 

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18 hours ago, Saving For a Space Ship said:

Sorry, I don't understand your point, can you rephrase it . 

I was saying that the working homeless need to stay in the City, as they have work there (so not be moved to cheaper housing areas)

Plenty of Londoners working full time (no entitlement to benefits) for very little say net £1400 to £1600 net a month, travel and accommodation eat up almost all of that, before any debt payments...Zero hour contracts mean less hours, can't even make up enough hours to live....little left for food nothing left to save.......This is where many find themselves, if they do not do these jobs who will?.......Who will pay them more when nobody has to.:mellow:

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