Fort Lauderdale To Buy One-Way Bus Tickets Out of Town For Homeless People
Under the program, homeless people can get a one time one-way bus ticket out of town
Fort Lauderdale will buy one-way bus tickets for homeless people who have family out of town to care for them.
Fort Lauderdale commissioners voted on a program to pay for a one-way ticket out of town for homeless people who have relatives willing to take them in.
Commissioners approved the program on Tuesday, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported. Participants must have relatives in other areas of the country who will be waiting for them, and people can use the program one time.
The $25,000 program will be funded by the Florida Enforcement Trust Fund by money seized from criminals.
The program was voted 4-1, but Vice Mayor Bobby DuBose was against it. He said the money could be spent in other ways to help the homeless.
DuBose was worried that some people would use it as a vacation.
Palm Beach and Broward counties have programs like this, the newspaper reported.