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Old 02-01-2018, 12:38 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Well, not started yet. I have to win one of those $500 million dollar lotteries first. But someone should start it.

I listen to the endless complaints about low income people getting priced out of rent and they all claim they can't afford to move. So as soon as I get the funds, I am starting a relocation charity. Senior citizens on fixed income get free transportation in a luxury tour bus, a 5 ft by 5 ft moving cube for their most precious stuff, and it all gets delivered to an area with low cost rent.

Some of those towns would be pleased to have a bus load of fixed income tenants dropped off in their town. There are some of those low cost areas with warm weather and no snow. Rentals would be secured in advance.

I doubt that anyone who can't afford rent owns much of value, so we will leave their furniture, let them take photos, important papers, and grandmother's rocking chair and give them, for free, a new matress, kitchen equipment and a recliner when they arrive in their new location.

Sorry, just fixed income people to start, but it should develop into moves for minimum wage workers, if a guaranteed job can be lined up for them.

The abused pets and the starving orphans in Africa are already receiving enough funding. Time to use some charity dollars to help people who could really use some help.
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:32 PM
 
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Isn't this what settlement houses used to do back in the olden days?
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Tennessee at last!
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Well, not started yet. I have to win one of those $500 million dollar lotteries first. But someone should start it.

I listen to the endless complaints about low income people getting priced out of rent and they all claim they can't afford to move. So as soon as I get the funds, I am starting a relocation charity. Senior citizens on fixed income get free transportation in a luxury tour bus, a 5 ft by 5 ft moving cube for their most precious stuff, and it all gets delivered to an area with low cost rent.

Some of those towns would be pleased to have a bus load of fixed income tenants dropped off in their town. There are some of those low cost areas with warm weather and no snow. Rentals would be secured in advance.

I doubt that anyone who can't afford rent owns much of value, so we will leave their furniture, let them take photos, important papers, and grandmother's rocking chair and give them, for free, a new matress, kitchen equipment and a recliner when they arrive in their new location.

Sorry, just fixed income people to start, but it should develop into moves for minimum wage workers, if a guaranteed job can be lined up for them.

The abused pets and the starving orphans in Africa are already receiving enough funding. Time to use some charity dollars to help people who could really use some help.
BBBUUUTTT, can these low income folks take their pets with them? How about transportation for their pets? Or their emotional support animals? And what about their peacocks
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:55 AM
 
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I doubt that anyone who can't afford rent owns much of value
I dunno man I've heard that some pay good chunks of their income for storage units full of what others call junk but they know is priceless inventory, because some day they are going to make it big selling that junk. They'll hold it in there for so many years that it would be almost impossible to demonstrate a business plan that shows a path to profit when reconciled against the years of storage fees but dammit they are right and everyone else is wrong.
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