NYC program offers one-way tickets to homeless – our opinion


By now, you’ve probably heard about the New York City program that is buying one-way tickets for homeless families. The initiative, called “Project Reconnect,” seeks to send homeless families in New York to relatives (from other states or even other countries) willing to take them in. The program is part of NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to keep the homeless out of the city’s shelter system, which is estimated to cost $36,000 per year for each family. News of this program has definitely stirred a reaction in Central Florida, particularly because Florida is listed as one of the most popular destinations for homeless families.

You can read the original New York Times article for more information on “Project Reconnect.”

Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida is sharing our opinion on this program, and we’d love to hear yours as well. To hear what we are saying, click on the three local news sources below:

WFTV Channel 9

WKMG Channel 6

WOFL-FOX Channel 35

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