By The Blaze. Hundreds of homeless and homeless advocates marched against the policies of New York City Mayor de Blasio in front of Gracie Mansion Wednesday. . .
The homeless protesters demanded that de Blasio use the power of the city government to provide them with 30,000 units of affordable housing.
“I am presently homeless and I need the mayor to hear us,” protester Felix Guzman said. “We are faced with a problem that has divided the whole city between the haves and the have nots.”
“The homeless community is sick and tired of these ridiculous things that the mayor is doing,” said ‘Picture The Homeless’ advocate Deborah Dickerson.
“You live in this mansion right here and your children are provided for,” she continued. “Our children are in the shelter system sleeping and not getting enough to eat.” (Read more from “Homeless Protest Hits Mayor’s Mansion – Here’s What They’re Demanding” HERE)
Seattle Wants to Build a $3 Million ‘Mega Tent’ for the Homeless Amid a Crackdown on Illegal Camps
By Business Insider. The number of people without a permanent place to live is rising in Seattle, with over half of the metro population now living outside in tents, parks, vehicles, or along the city streets. In the last year, the city has had to contend with one of the most visible signs of the crisis — a growing string of homeless encampments teeming with garbage and stray belongings.
As the city weighs a more permanent solution to the problem, they’re also considering a temporary fix: A $3 million “mega tent.”
The idea was first proposed by city council member Teresa Mosqueda, who sees the tent as a way to provide immediate shelter to those living outdoors.
In addition to the $3 million construction cost, the city estimated that the tent would cost $2 million to operate, bringing the final total to $5 million. The funds would likely hail from an $89.5 million proposed budget for curbing homelessness in Seattle, which will be put to a vote in November. (Read more from “Seattle Wants to Build a $3 Million ‘Mega Tent’ for the Homeless Amid a Crackdown on Illegal Camps” HERE)