What do you do with a growing homeless problem in the most famous city in the world ?
You pay for them to go away. To relatives, to friends, to the country or state they came from in the first place.
It’s a scheme – initiated by Mayor Bloomberg -that’s been in place in New York since 2007 and 550 families have taken up the offer.
Some charities like the idea , arguing that it’s cheaper (some have been relocated as far away as South Africa) in the long run and every little helps.
Others say it undermines the real problem – a lack of affordable accomodation and training so that people without a home can get work.
Would it work where you live ?