Homeless in Cruise Ships??
Thu Nov 21, 9:27 AM ET  

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Faced with the worst homeless crisis in New York's history, officials are considering whether cruise ships tied up at city docks could be used as temporary housing. 

A spokesman for Mayor Michael Bloomberg said two officials were visiting Bermuda on Wednesday to examine some retired cruise ships as authorities sought ways to house a record 37,000 people who sleep in city-run shelters every night. 

The number of people sleeping in city shelters every night, not counting street-dwellers, has risen by 25 percent since Bloomberg became mayor at the beginning of the year.... 

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Should homeless people be given shelter in retired cruise ships?
Homeless in Cruise Ships??

Thu Nov 21, 9:27 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Faced with the worst homeless crisis in New York`s history, officials are considering whether cruise ships tied up at city docks could be used as temporary housing.

A spokesman for Mayor Michael Bloomberg said two officials were visiting Bermuda on Wednesday to examine some retired cruise ships as authorities sought ways to house a record 37,000 people who sleep in city-run shelters every night.

The number of people sleeping in city shelters every night, not counting street-dwellers, has risen by 25 percent since Bloomberg became mayor at the beginning of the year....

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19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/9/02 - 12:46:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
There's an interesting idea. It certainly deserves looking into.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/9/02 - 1:22:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree!
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/9/02 - 1:24:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
And so do I!
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/9/02 - 1:25:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
only if the ship is sea worthyor brought onto land
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/9/02 - 1:32:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
actually, has anyone here vounteered at a homeles shelter? I think it's a bad idea, a larger amount of smaller shelters would be more effective. Hygene and eating facilities for any number of people above maybe 100, gets very ify. Homeless people need acces to showers, beds, and food, everyday, last time I volunteered all 10 volunteers were kept busy with only 20 "visitors". Getting even just 200 visitors + 100 volunteers to and from where they need to be, would be very complicated if not dangerous.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/9/02 - 5:23:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Logistics always presents challenges. The problems at the shelter you volunteered may have been the result of poor or unprepared management. While I don't have experience in volunteering at homeless shelters, I do have some 21+ years of supporting the movement and maintenance of large groups of people (military) and it seems like a possible solution.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/9/02 - 5:38:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
So... where are you going to put the ships? In a harbor? Where normal, operating ships are coming through and trying to dock? It does sound like a good idea, but if it hinders the economy, there will be more homeless to load up...
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/9/02 - 5:41:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Okay... then let's send them to Pious Knight's house so they don't ruin the economy.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/9/02 - 5:48:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
What if they get seasick?
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/9/02 - 5:50:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
why not?
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/11/02 - 6:11:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
They deserve the right to catch whatever virus is floating around out there just like everyone else.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/21/03 - 9:21:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
seems like quite an undertaking. and one that i think would waste a lot of money. since like catch said, it would take a lot of people to man something like that.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/21/03 - 10:07:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
If they want to why the hell not. If they don't let them live where ever they can squat, you know. I don't think it's that big a deal.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/21/03 - 10:14:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sure, then they should untie them and let them sail to sea....(naughty laugh). That would be so mean. I wouldn't do that....yeah its a good idea, they get somewhere to live instead of the rat-infested alleys.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/21/03 - 10:15:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
that would be a great idea



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