Rick Scott Making More People Homeless
Literally. Scott vetoed $12 million for the National Veteran's Homeless Support Group. It is a Brevard County homeless program that fines homeless veterans and gets them off the streets. Currently the NVHS can only supply housing to 20 veterans. The NVHS is attempting to eventually supply housing to 700 homeless vets.
With many veterans unable to find work around Florida, many are ending up homeless. Many of these veterans have taken to living in various wooded areas around the state. Some continue to look for work, and some take classes at community colleges to give them a better chance of finding a job.
The National Veterans Homeless Support advocacy group is attempting to help the approximately 700 homeless veterans in Brevard County; up from approximately 600 last year. The group is sponsoring their second annual "Warm, Full, Safe for Christmas" program. This event will provide local homeless veterans with a 2 night stay in a local hotel.
Florida TaxWatch placed the NVHS program on its list of turkeys. Scott and Florida TaxWatch are in for a shock if they think cutting education and increasing the homeless populatation is going to make Florida more attractive to out-of-state businesses.