Homelessness is an issue in many Maritime communities, but some homeless people are being given one-way bus tickets out of one community — into another.

Gregory Cripps arrived at the new shelter in Moncton two weeks ago from Miramichi, N.B.

“Social development got me a one-way ticket here,” Cripps said.

Outreach workers in the city say clients have been arriving in the city on one-way bus tickets unannounced, paid for by New Brunswick’s Department of Social Development.