From the New York Post:
City offering to pay homeless a year’s worth of rent if they leave townPassing hot potatoes has become a big part of American politics.
By Yoav Gonen September 29, 2017 | 9:04pm
The city wants the homeless to get out of town — and is offering to pay a full year’s rent to those willing to abandon the five boroughs.
Under a pilot program quietly launched last month, shelter residents who have been in the system for at least 90 days and have a source of income can get 12 months of rent paid up-front virtually anywhere they can find an apartment.
Their travel expenses to vamoose would also be paid under a program already in place known as Project Reconnect. …
In the past five years, the city has paid $1.2 million in travel expenses — the only expense that was previously covered — for 2,512 families who relocated outside the five boroughs. Last year, the top destinations were Florida, Puerto Rico and North Carolina, according to DHS.