Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How Not to Cure Homelessness

Beautiful Lexington, Ky, recently hired someone to figure out how to cure homelessness in the Capital of the Bluegrass.  Lexington is not only way more beautiful than fucking Fort Lauderdale, Florida, it is also way the fuck smarter, which is why I am sure it is not going to follow the example of the Capital of Teenage Spring Rape and Puking.

So what should you do if your town has a homelessness problem? Should you (a) increase city spending on things like affordable housing; (b) form some public-private partnerships to increase job possibilities; or (c) pass a law barring the homeless from leaving their filthy homeless possessions around anywhere? Oh fuck yes of course it is (c) for Fort Lauderdale, which is pretty certain that if you just take away the meagre possessions that homeless people have you can simultaneously strip them of the tiny amount of dignity they have left AND they homeless will just magically disappear and their city will be real pretty-like once again.
Of course it gets worse. Read the whole thing.

Curing homelessness, by the way, is not difficult, expensive or fucking rocket science, as more than one rational city has proven.

1 comment:

Broward Homeless Campaign said...

Thanks for picking this up! Jeff Weinberger (On Facebook: Broward Homeless Campaign)