A major problem is the homeless. The term “homeless” has a stigmatism and should no longer be used. It’s very insensitive. The politically correct term should be “habitat challenged.” I have analyzed this situation and concluded that the reason for so many habitat challenged is because they don’t have homes. The habitat challenged fall into a few groups: unemployed, urban refugees, mentally ill and campers. Once again, there are simple solutions.
It is hard to understand the homeless situation when there are so many vacant offices and apartments in the cities. These offices and apartments usually have heat and air conditioning because part of the building is occupied. Authorities should house the habitat challenged in vacant offices and apartments. If the other residences complain because of the appearance or out of fear of lowering property values, the habitat challenged could be dressed up with suits to blend in better.
One group of habitat challenged is the mentally ill who need help, obviously. The problem is how to identify and care for this habitat challenged group. Here’s my recommendation. Most cities have hospitals and the hospitals have kitchens and cafeterias. Most people, including most habitat challenged, will not eat hospital food voluntarily. A lot of the food goes to waste. Hospitals should offer free food to the habitat challenged. Any habitat challenged person who would voluntarily eat the food, is by definition, mentally ill.
A second group of habitat challenged is the #unemployed. We used to call them hobos or bums, but those terms fell into disfavor. The term “unemployed” also has a stigmatism and is insensitive. The politically correct term should be “professionally challenged.” The habitat challenged that are also professionally challenged just need jobs to get back on their feet. Here are my recommended jobs for this group:
1. Hire them as extras for zombie movies. The great part of this solution is that most do not need make up or wardrobe. Most will need minimum training.
2. Hire them as #police confidential informants (CIs) and provide them with body cameras. Most of them live in high crime areas. By monitoring all the cameras, police will be able to play big brother and quickly stop criminals.
3. Hire them to clean the cities. Give each professionally challenged person a few trash bags. They would pick up trash and exchange their full trash bags for food vouchers.
A third group of the habitat challenged is the “campers.” This group prefers the homeless life style and shuns the responsibility of home ownership. They should be allowed to camp in city parks and benches. During the winter, they should be encouraged to camp on the city heating grates that vent warm air. Their bodies would absorb the warm air, thereby reducing #globalwarming.
Another group of habitat challenged is the “urban #refugees.” Members of this group are fleeing the economic crisis of the cities. By declaring them refugees, they become eligible for certain aid and benefits such as those provided by the Red Cross to other refugees around the world. Of course, cities will need to form refugee camps. These camps should be located within sight of high schools to encourage students to finish their education.