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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DC Mayor Wants to Turn Away Homeless From Other States

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser wants to make it easier to deny shelter to homeless people who don't live in the District.

Bowser proposed emergency legislation on Tuesday that would allow the city to turn people away if their last place of residence can't be verified.

The District guarantees shelter to homeless people on freezing nights, and the homeless population has increased over the past few years. Last year the mayor opened the shelters year round, guaranteeing families can get off the street even when the temperature is above freezing.

The city's main homeless shelter is full, and the city is currently spending $80,000 a night on hotel rooms for families who have nowhere else to stay.

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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Witness the compassion of the Democrats in the Nation's seat of power.

Not Quite Understanding said...

Time to build another hotel for the homeless in DC. Maybe use some unused government buildings.

Anonymous said...

I must be missing something here, how in the he** do you prove last residence of a HOMELESS person or family? They are homeless! Is she really that stupid?

Anonymous said...

They can vote there without proof of citizenship but can't find shelter there without a firm last address in the district. This sounds a bit flaky.

Anonymous said...

Shes racist!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute. How can they deny people from another state when our own government WON'T deny people from another country? Come on democrats this is hypocritical! Take down that wall DC and allow EVERYONE to come in and take the benefits right?

Anonymous said...

Homeless people who don't live here.

Hmmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't DC sort of belong to the people of the United States? It would seem to me that it's the epitome of a sanctuary city.

Anonymous said...

DC is where they all should go.

Anonymous said...

Bet she would accept 1000 illegals and give them a place to live. Typical 2faced DemocRAT.

Anonymous said...

What a culture , just like Marion Barry , stupid is as stupid does , homeless has no residence !!

Anonymous said...

Heck I would stay in a hotel too if I didn't have to pay rent or work. At 80k per night you would think someone would be smart enough to build something to house these people. It does NOT need to be lush. Have pods for families with bunk beds. A community shower for all. It would have to be cheaper than 80k per night! If they are in a hotel they can lounge around all day watching tv and not searching for a job. If they were in a shelter they kick them out during the day and make them look for work.

Anonymous said...

I don't blame her. Salisbury should do the same damn thing! They need to go back to their families. It's not up to us to support homeless people.

Anonymous said...

So turning away people from another state is ok but turning people away from others counties is wrong? How do they justify this?

Anonymous said...

There must be a few empty warehouses in DC put them up there.

Anonymous said...

way more than a few 10:14am...way more!

Anonymous said...

Or pay. Most receive nice ssi checks