WITH so much homelessness in Hobart and suburbs, why can’t Hobart City Council open up the City Hall and put in a few dozen camp beds to house freezing people over winter? It has toilet facilities and would be warmer and drier than the street. People could be allowed to stay between 8pm and 8am. There would need to be a few rules, like no cooking or alcohol and there would be need for security overnight and a couple of cleaners for three hours through the day. What is so hard about that? I know the council is going to come up with all kind of objections, such as insurance, safety etc. I imagine police would be happy to drive past a few times during the night. Surely with some phone calls and a few bottoms getting off warm seats, it could be achieved in a couple of weeks. building in the middle of London with my cousin. He was a live-in guardian in return for heavily subsidised rent. This saved the owner money on security and gave people accommodation in one of the most expensive cities in the world. Although there are probably lots of reasons why these ideas are “too hard”, unless we have people taking the initiative, words and grandstanding will continue with no action.