I think most of the homeless in Seattle are Veterans. The Veterans Administration should be doing something but a lot of our tax dollars dedicated to the VA, second only to the Military, are being syphoned off by organized crime. Since the government doesn’t object to the reallocation of funds away from its intended uses, and does nothing to stop it; the private sector has to, once again, step up. The organizations are already set up to take donations and some, like the American Legion, and the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) also have land and some even have camping areas. These clubs could extend their camping areas with hookups. This is where the Government will have to chip in. An agreed upon monthly rate could be paid for each veteran who stays there.
The donations to these clubs can come in the way of livable Trailer and RV units that may or may not be roadworthy. There are many of those that the owners don’t know what to do with. They sit and grow mold and moss on the owner’s property. Maybe some of those owners wouldn’t mind having a Veteran stay on their lot. Owners could apply for the same agreed-upon rate as the clubs, and be supplied a list of candidate Vets to interview. Another thing Veterans groups could take as donations is cars in working condition. The VA could hire Vets to fix the cars and trailers.
There’s loads of BLM Land that could be set up for veterans as well. Resulting communities should be interest themed so neighbors have something in common. Creating cooperative parks is a great idea because there can be communal property like tools, paints, sewing machines, library, a printer and fax machine to make life simpler
The Government can even contribute to upgrading the host Club’s property to accommodate these RVs.
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