How do you get rid of the homeless?
Tell them to get outta town.... and pay for it too!
Bloomberg's plan to keep people out of the homeless shelters in New York is to send them packing - and giving them one way tickets to wherever they want. All it takes is for a relative to agree to take them in at the destination they choose.
(Um... Yeah... I'm homeless and I live in St. John's or was it the Virgin Islands?... I just can't decide.)
More than 550 families have left the city since 2007.
The city employs a travel agency for domestic travel and the Department of Homeless Services handles international travel.
City officials say there are no limits on where a family can be sent and families can reject the offer.
As for the people who don't want to leave .... I guess they are having a staycation
(H/T David A.)