Obama’s central planners promise $18 million to TN to end homelessness
Tennessee Watchdog recently wrote an article about the recent $18 million promised to Tennessee from the Federal Government to help end homelessness. The article cited the Beacon Center’s objection to this plan.
Mark Cunningham, spokesman for the Nashville-based Beacon Center of Tennessee told Tennessee Watchdog that solving homelessness isn’t as simple as the government indicates.
“Good intentions aside, history shows that simply increasing funding to provide for the homeless does not equate to diminishing or eliminating the homeless populations in our nation’s most poverty-ridden communities,” Cunningham said.
Cunningham cited New York City as an example.
“The city is able to provide shelter and sustenance for over 85 percent of the homeless population. Yet these individuals remain sheltered and dependent upon these handouts, which places an unsustainable burden upon the government to continuously increase funding as more citizens seek these services and fewer transition off the federal tab.”
Cunningham suggested private means, such as a charity, as an alternative to reducing homelessness.
Read the entire article here.