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Former homeless shelter 709 Herrington Rd. Elizabeth City, Friday, February 21, 2014

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Former homeless shelter 709 Herrington Rd. Elizabeth City, Friday, February 21, 2014

Panel: Sell city-owned homeless shelter facility

By Jon Hawley

The Daily Advance

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Elizabeth City officials again are looking to sell the former city-owned Garden of Hope House homeless shelter, following a four-month, fruitless search for someone to reopen it.

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Here's an idea

simply allow Oliver Robinson to annex it to the Tabernacle of Faith and allow local churches to support it. Problem solved.

But, But, But;

But,but, but the homeless vote!

Finally!

Logical thinking has sunk in. The city is not responsible for taking care of the homeless. The city is a business, not a charity. Its responsible for meeting the needs of the taxpaying citizens of the city and also providing services for the citizens while maintaining a solid infrastructure. If the homeless are hungry and without shelter, then put a program in place that is self-sustaining and lets them work to earn their keep. A days work for meals and shelter. Then see how many hang around for a handout.

But then it wouldn't be a

But then it wouldn't be a handout.

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