There's no cash for hobos at City Hall as the weather turns cold. Advocates for this burgeoning community now warn of a disaster in the making.
Conservative estimates of the local homeless population put the number at about 1,800 but anybody who has seen the hordes of beggars at every street corner around rush hour knows that number is far too optimistic.
The fact is, the pandemic is going to make homeless life exceptionally treacherous this year and 12th & Oak simply doesn't have the resources to offer an assistance for the dire situation.
Here's the warning . . .
"There was hope that the federal coronavirus relief bill would help. reStart asked the city for $900,000 to help with shelter, keeping people from becoming homeless and giving people places to stay right away. The organization received $72,000. Stephanie Boyer, reStart's CEO said she will tell a City Council committee Wednesday that $72,000 does not come close to answering the needs of so many homeless in Kansas City."
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