When the government closes your shelter…

Your plan is in action to leave  government assistance – until the government assists you back onto the streets.

You are not as important as a new sports center and shops funded by the Barlays.  Prospect heights homeless shelter families were moved, all 35 of them to other shelters in a neighborhood that already is short of shelter space. “Owners of the Barclays Center/Atlantic Yards project are forcing the City to close this critical family-shelter, and allowing the state to take it by eminent domain in the dead of winter, and on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend. This is absolutely wrong and unnecessary. The community believes that nothing at all will be built in place of this homeless shelter—possibly for years and decades…if ever. ” Here is the story:http://tinyurl.com/badbarclay.

I am nauseous as i read the hot air hype on their wenb page:” Atlantic Yards is one of the most important developments in the history of Brooklyn. It will serve as a proud emblem of Brooklyn’s reenergized vitality and create a new home for Brooklyn’s very own NBA franchise-the Brooklyn Nets.” Important to whom? Certainly not important to the people they are displacing and let me tell you, Barclay’s can more than afford  to leave this shelter alone.

What’s the deal –  will the sight of poor and starving children ruin the ambiance for you? Is it hard to pretend that America doesn’t have poor people if you have to actually see them while you shop? come on, i am not asking you to donate money or target these people in the jobs your so excited about pimping on your web page. All I am askingt is that you leave them where they are.

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Mommy. Social worker. Nice lady seeking to end homelessness and end poverty. FightOn

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