Saturday, May 9, 2009
Even The Homeless Have To Pay For Rent
How difficult these economic times have become! So difficult that, in New York City, some people staying in homeless shelters are being charged rent.
Yes, it is true that those being charged all have jobs. But those jobs are, typically, low paying. And with the shelters insisting on as much as 50 percent of their pay in rent, they, naturally, feel they may never get on their own two feet and get places of their own.
Which, of course, increases the strain on the shelter system. So, all-in-all, it seems pretty counterproductive to me.
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