Homelessness as a political football

As far as my experience goes, neither party wants to truly address homelessness. The Republican church going party members make quite a tidy sum in grants to help the homeless, and the Democrats find jobs in the non-profit sector helping the homeless. The homeless really need to grab a hold of their own cause and demand change from both parties. Making homeless programs effective takes speaking out about what really helps our community and not letting other people make ill educated guesses as to what can help. Their own self-interest some times will get in the way.

About tjmcfee

Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

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