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BOSTON - Massachusetts intends to phase out a program that places homeless families in hotels and motels at taxpayer expense when there is no room in emergency shelters.
Aaron Gornstein, undersecretary of the Department of Housing and Community Development, says the state aims to phase out the program by June 2014.
It cost the state $45 million during the 2012 fiscal year as some families stayed in hotels for months.
Homeless families are placed in hotels when the 2,000 rooms in the state's family emergency shelter system reach capacity. There were 1,700 families in hotels last month.

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinio...01/mass_stop_housing_homeless_families_hotels
 

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'bout time. If you do the math, the state is spending roughly $2200/month per family to stay in a hotel room. I'm pretty sure you could BUY them a *house* for a lot less than that.

Of course, they're used to free HBO, free breakfast and maid service so we'll have to factor that into the budget.
 
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There is absolutely, positively no way in HELL that this administration will stop catering to the lazy layabouts. There has to be some hidden clause where they'll be housed in vacant apartments or condos at government expense.
 
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