Help The Homeblessed

There’s been plenty of talk about helping the homeless, and I’m all for that.  Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States, actually takes time to build homes for them.

But totally ignored is another group of people who desperately need help.  These are the homeblessed.

The homeblessed have the opposite problem of the homeless.  They have too many homes and they can’t get rid of them (and the mortgage payments) because the real estate market is in the tank.  They wound up with too many homes due to a job transfer, or responsible speculation (hmmm … )  during the housing market bubble a few years ago, and now they are stuck.

Their plight is desperate and you will often see them standing on the street corners with a raggedy old brown cardboard mortgage-like sign that says something like, “Hey Buddy, can you spare a mortgage payment?”

I’m not sure what the solution is here, but one thought is that Jimmy Carter could help a lot with a new campaign to help the homeblessed.  Instead of arriving on the scene with a crew to build a home, he could arrive in front of the extra home with loads of dynamite and a wrecking crew.  They could start blasting and tearing the house down and then the lucky homeblessed person would only have one home and one mortgage (and an unintended benefit would be the creation of a lot more WoodChips).

Maybe they could get donations by marketing the program as, ummm, let’s say,  “Help the Homeblast!”

It sounds like a win-win situation to me.  So why don’t we all unite and get behind this plan.  Let’s focus on the homeblessed for a change.  And soon, “hey buddy, can you spare a mortgage” will start to disappear.

Remember — you heard it here first at the WoodChips.

Have a nice day … J. Daniel (strategic Real Estate thinker)

P.S. An alternative plan might be to save all the building materials from the destroyed home and go build a new home for the homeless at no cost.  I don’t have a catchy slogan for that one yet, but I’m sure I’ll think of something.

What would you call this program?  Just click the title of this post and enter your thoughts in the comment box that appears below.

2 Responses to “Help The Homeblessed”

  1. Eduardo says:

    Have you ever though to use the materials from the destroyed homes to make passways for flooded city ? It maight work. Please consult Jimmy Carter.

  2. J. Daniel says:

    Good idea, Eduardo. I’ll email JC straight away.

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