by samp on March 17, 2015 - 8:06am
The City of Indianapolis proposed a bill named ‘’Homeless Bill of Rights’’, with the objective of improving homeless individuals’ condition. It would be a first-of-a-kind in the United States and a major breakthrough for homeless rights. However, the mayor Greg Ballard vetoed the bill after the council voted in favor of such laws. The bill was supported by homeless helping organization who are frustrated by the results of their effort. The bill had for instance the inability to relocate a homeless person and allowed them to ‘’move freely in public spaces’’ (Eason).
The issue of homeless touches also every city in the world. In Montreal, homeless people are often discriminated or victims of prejudice. They don’t possess clear rights and a shelter is rare for many of them. An organization that could improve is Welcome Hall Mission. By giving access to food, shelter and heat during the tough winter time, this mission distinguishes itself in assessing the issue of homelessness. Lots of volunteer opportunities are possible such as transporting people or distributing food.