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The entire state of Utah has fewer than 300 homeless people and will likely eliminate chronic homelessness by the end of the year, a housing expert told Mother Jones this week.
"We did it by giving homes to homeless people," Lloyd Pendleton, director of Utah’s Homeless Task Force, told "Daily Show" correspondent Hasan Minhaj in January.
Since 2005, the state has reduced the number of people living on the streets by almost 75% by giving them access to permanent housing, no strings attached, according to Utah's 2014 homelessness report.
Yeah I know the above solution will stick in the craw of many here yelling socialism, but do they know what happen when people have homes?? they have an address that means the ability to get work, which in turn produce tax revenues and rebuild shattered lives , those who are mentally ill should be cared for properly until they can join the rest of us, and not for nothing a surprising number of the homeless are vets..let that sink in for a second.
But we don't have the money some is bound to say, yet we have a military budget well above the mark of all our top competitors and allies combined, it is lack of political will rather than money that is preventing this simple solution .
originally posted by: Spider879
Wow a tax to feed and clothe the homeless in so called Christian dominated Texas.
The hypocrisy is glaring , I get they don't want to have the homeless a visible eye sore , but that can be changed.
As a Texan and a Christian , I can tell you , NO Christian would be against feeding , clothing and housing the homeless. Those who claim the name but don't walk the walk are not followers of Christ. NOT FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST. Would Jesus agree that a tax against feeding the hungry is good? NO. So , you are wrong about calling this tax thing propagated by ' Texas Christians '. This behavior to demonize the poor is NOT true Christian behavior , nor would Christ own any of that. People can call themselves what they will , but please don't insult true followers of Christ by saying Christians of Texas allowed this. People will hide behind the term Christian , but you must ask yourself , are they really? What are their works , attitudes, behaviors, etc.? Are they in line with what Christ taught and showed us how to be if we took His name upon us? IF not , then Christian they are not. Blanket statements make all good people of Christian faith take a hit , when the real Christians are out there doing the work , doing good things for the poor , doing what they can.
PS Utah predominantly a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.. are Christians.edit on 24-12-2015 by seeknoevil because: To answer the quote directly..
originally posted by: awareness10
If i were a Billionaire, even a Millionaire, i would be doing something to help people who've had a hard life, and i don't see much of that from the people who 'can' do something about it. If those running things in each state, and including Gov't really cared about people, this would never ever happen, period. It's happening because they 'want it to'. It's sad, disgusting and vile but not at all surprising.
A millionaire Chinese businessman has bulldozed the wooden huts and muddy roads where he grew up - and built luxury homes for the people who lived there.
Xiong Shuihua was born in Xiongkeng village in the city of Xinyu, southern China and said that his family had always been well looked after and supported by residents in his childhood.
So when the 54-year-old ended up making millions in the steel industry he decided to repay the favour - for free.