If you had 200 shelters (4 per state) and divide $44 billion into that...that leaves you $220 million dolars per shelter per year.
I guarantee you they could get by on a fraction of that cost.
Here is evidence:
'After repeated requests from AIP, The Salvation Army has prepared consolidated audited financial statements of its 9,347 centers of operation that provide counseling, shelter and other assistance to nearly 27 million people. AIP is particularly pleased with this development since The Salvation Army, unlike most other major charities, is not required to file public information because it is considered by the IRS and state authorities to be a church. These statements show over $2 billion in income and $1.6 billion in expenses for fiscal 1996.'
Salvation Army Finances & Governance- charitywatch.org
The HUD money alone is over 25 times that. And that does not include the $75 billion for Food Stamps and ALL the other federal welfare programs.
There is WAY more then enough.
I am not going to argue with you on this.
I believe I am right and you are wrong.
And until you show links to unbiased, factual evidence to the contrary - further debate with you is clearly futile because your mind is obviously closed on the subject.