Peter Bennardo of Melbourne, wonders if one way to house people sleeping rough in the streets, is to use city car parks that close at night. They have toilets, are safe, warm, and could be a focus for providing food and other services. Great if the car parks are located near where the Salvos or other Social groups can access the homeless to work out long-term assistance.
Problems to overcome are considerable: Getting car Park owners to agree. Getting planning permission. Getting the homeless there. Adding food, showers, etc. Getting the sleepers to move out early in the morning, storing any bedding, clearing any rubbish… But is this a realistic opportunity? Interested?