According to an article from the DailyMail,
“The state of Hawaii is poised to begin is ‘return-to-home’ program, which will give eligible homeless people one-way tickets back to the families on the mainland.
Hawaii is hoping to take the burden off its welfare system by saying aloha to its 17,000 homeless residents.
The state will offer one-way tickets home to any eligible homeless person to anywhere in the continental United States.
Hawaii has allotted $100,000 for a three year trial run of the so-called ‘return-to-home’ program, which could also even offer participants beds on cruise ships bound for their homes.
Provisions include: transportation to the airport, orientation regarding airport security and ensuring proper hygiene. Additionally, if state funds were utilized for the purpose of sending people home, the participants would berequired to sign voluntary departure agreements that would need to be recorded in databases.”
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I find this outrageous that Hawaii wants to offer homeless people a one-way flight back to the mainland. If I were homeless, I would rather be homeless in Hawaii. What do you think Hawaii should do?