Homelessness Easy to Solve

There are only about 0.5% of the population homeless in Canada, about 1 in 200. Families manage to support an extra 2 or 3 people, with some strain. So it would be no strain at all for 200 people to band together to support one homeless person at the poverty line. So the reason we don’t end homelessness is not economic. We don’t want to end it. We want the homeless to suffer because we imagine they are so lazy they don’t deserve life. We want them to suffer so badly, that we are willing to pay more for the homeless-tormenting status quo which costs considerably more than providing housing. We persist in this spiteful belief even when we notice that the number of homeless people almost exactly matches the shortfall in affordable housing needed to house everyone. It is like a game of musical chairs.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)