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NY homeless being shipped out

Posted by Tricia Dunn - email

(WFLX) - New York is shipping out it's homeless, offering them one way tickets out of state, and where are they going? Florida.

The program is run by the Department of Homeless Services in New York and called Project Reconnect. It's aimed at homeless families, now filling shelters in the Big Apple, who have relatives elsewhere in the U.S. who are willing to take in their down on their luck family members. Those homeless are then given a one way ticket out of New York.

Florida is one of four destinations for these families, and folks in the Sunshine State aren't happy about this program. At least a hundred families have been sent to Florida since the program started.

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