LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A few unflattering reviews are to be expected with any hotel, particularly one whose rates start at $49 per night. But while complaints about shabby rooms and thin towels are common in the industry, ones like these, from TripAdvisor.com are not:
“It is a clean hotel but there are a lot of homeless people there.”
“Run far far away!!!!! This is a homeless shelter, not a hotel!”
“DO NOT STAY HERE UNLESS YOU ARE HOMELESS… All of the workers are former addicts/homeless people.”
Hotel Louisville, 12 stories of brick adorned with a large white cross, is indeed a hotel and event space open to the public. At the same time, it is a transitional-housing facility, substance-abuse recovery center and job-training site owned and operated by Wayside Christian Mission, a nonprofit that shelters and feeds the city’s homeless population.
Photo: Pat McDonogh for Al Jazeera America
You know, having read the article, this sounds like a REALLY AWESOME THING.
If only the people complaining about the homeless existing were willing to HELP so that homelessness was not a problem. But no, they’re only willing to keep complaining and being horrified at having to share air.
really? what do they think the homeless are that they need to run far far away from them? what a set of fuckers.