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New York City shipping its homeless people to Texas

Sidewalks lined with tents, trash on the streets, underpasses overflowing with people with nowhere else to go….

The homeless crisis in New York City is intensifying and local leaders want to give their homeless population a shot at a better life….by shipping them to the Lone Star State!

 

News 4 San Antonio reports:

San Antonio’s homeless population is poised to grow slightly, thanks to New York City.

More than 12,000 homeless New Yorkers are being relocated to about 370 cities around the country. San Antonio is expected to receive several people from New York, all of who are getting a year’s worth of rent and money for furnishings, courtesy of NYC.

“The reason that they’re encouraging people to leave these major metropolitan areas where there is no affordable housing is because maybe in other areas such as San Antonio, they will be able to afford housing,” says Brenda Mascorro, executive director of the South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless.

“I get the logic behind it. I don’t agree with it,” she says.

 

 

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