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My ex - who had covid initially at the same time I did & also never recovered - was hospitalized several months ago with severe lymphopenia and opportunistic infections. He died early this morning. I am beyond shaken.
Many of you know I have also been dealing with persistent cd4 lymphopenia and opportunistic infections. We were both infected in February 2020 - long before vaccines existed, before the virus was officially documented in our city, and before masking had even been discussed.
He was a vietnam veteran that served this country like millions of others when drafted at 18. The final years of his life were spent on the streets - blocks from the largest VA hospital in the nation. Like us, there was no help for him.
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How the city of Kalamazoo is trying to address homeless people in places downtown --

And what are the rules popping up on new signs this week?

🧵THREAD + New MLive article dropping ~ 8:45 a.m. Image
August 2018, a simpler time for us all. @PolarBarrett was providing great city hall +more in Kalamazoo for @MLive. The Kalamazoo City Commission received a recommendation from staff to change city code that many complained unfairly targeted homeless residents. MLive file photo August 20,...
Proposal in Aug 2018 would ban:

"Any activity in Parks where bedding, sleeping bags, personal belongings or other materials, are established, or maintained for the purpose of maintaining a place to dwell or sleep for a period longer than 2 total hrs within a 12 hr period..." Donna Decker, center, rests...
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When I (would) describe what most elected officials do for #Homeless people, I (would) say that they do as much as their constituents will let them get away with. Today won't be the case with @CMWhitburnD3 at the behest of @MayorToddGloria
today's discussion about amendments to the @CityofSanDiego's Municipal Code Related to Unauthorized Camping or Encampments on Public Property should be condemned
Whitburn is following the lead of his #NIMBY constituents when they won't allow any small measure to relieve the suffering of their #neighbors…
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Flickr to copyleft trolls: drop dead;; and more!

Archived at:…

#Pluralistic 1/
I'm kickstarting the #audiobook for my next novel, an anti-finance finance thriller about #SiliconValley scams called *Red Team Blues*. #Amazon's #Audible refuses to carry my audiobooks because they're #DRM free, but crowdfunding makes them possible: 2/
Flickr to copyleft trolls: drop dead. Pixsy's predators no longer welcome.

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A pt. I cared for in ED:

I’m hungry & tired doc. I’ve got no home & eat only what I can find.

G - what about the shelters?

They’re not safe for an old guy like me. Can’t go there.

G - where do u sleep?

Anywhere. I ride the train until I get kicked out then I walk.

G - our winter is really cold, that’s so hard, I’m sorry

“Ha! You’re telling me. I find giant empty warm buildings all the time but can’t get in. I just need a warm place so I dont freeze. Nothing big. 400sq feet would be great.

I look for work but am told I’m too old.”
“I’ve got a skilled trade & >20yrs of exp but can’t get work cause they just throw us old guys away.

People think the #homeless are worthless but there’s kindness on the street. Everyone shares the little they have. Everyone just trying to survive.”

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🇿🇦 Are there 600,000 confirmed #homeless people living on the streets of #Johannesburg & #Pretoria, as claimed by @IOL?…
@IOL The figure is attributed to Homeless Solutions, a non-profit organisation based in Pretoria.

The claim is not based on evidence, but on what a representative told us was “experience and observation”.…
@IOL The figure is inconsistent with various estimates and a recent attempt to count all street-homeless people in the City of Tshwane (Pretoria).…
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In 2019 #SanDiego #AlphaProject's Bob McElroy was on multiple IRS filings:
"Low income housing" for "Anaheim Gardens Corporation," and "Oxford Terrace"- and another for Alpha Project
He's running a multimillion #Homelessness Industrial Complex w/ multiple charities
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Their operations include exploiting people via "crew labor"-
People who are criminalized for #homelessness & arrested for encroachment violations are offered a chance to "work off" their penalties doing unpaid labor for Alpha Project
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Meanwhile people living in the #AlphaProject shelters had to wait weeks for safe drinking water, despite reports of "drinking water for clients/staff is coming out brown/yellow"

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1/22 years ago I wrote in the Boston Globe about my fear for the survival of my #homeless patient who was mostly demented, alcoholic, and often beaten up on the streets.

I have that in mind as we see reactions to New York’s plans to deploy an involuntary confinement response Image
2/That my patient would die was the concern brought to me by nurses who had heard from case workers who had seen him preyed upon.

What I discovered was that there was no path to protect him
3/Mental health professionals, including a neuropsychologist, agreed that despite some common sense, my patient was completely unsafe

However - in Boston- there was no place empowered legally to hold him. Indeed civil rights advocates were litigating to make sure we never could
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Last night Front Steps Housing & Services (formerly Transitional Housing Inc.) held its first Home for All Ball since 2019. Front Steps provides permanent supportive housing & essential services needed to regain their independence. #HousingFirst @FrontCle
Front Steps Housing & Services was founded in 1986 as Transitional Housing Inc. (THI). It was one of the first transitional #housing programs in the country designed to serve #homeless & disabled women.
Four sisters from the Congregation of St. Joseph purchased an old Econo Lodge motel on West 25th Street & renovated it. The building was transformed into a 60-unit residence. Transitional Housing Inc. (THI) opened its doors to residents in January 1986.
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1) At 05:20hrs this morning, approximately 80 Gardai arrived at Ionad Seán Heuston. Several homeless were arrested and will be before the high courts this morning for breaching a court order prohibiting them from seeking shelter in an abandoned warehouse.
2) @DarraghOBrienTD & @HomelessDublin are responsible for this situation. Not once in four weeks did they attempt to engage with the homeless there to offer alternative accmmo and an exit plan out of homelessness.
3) Instead, we have a massive Gardai operation and expense to the public with a pending court hearing which will see homeless either gaoled or back on the streets. #Housingcrisis #homeless #Dublin @rtenews @thejournal_ie @IrishTimes @DublinLive @fiannafailparty @FineGael
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I'm going to go on a little rant about politics and ideology in #SanFrancisco as it pertains to crime, homelessness and drugs. Mind you, I'm a biracial middle class male who 4+ years ago found myself homeless and badly addicted to heroin. 🧵…
Prior to falling into my addiction, I guess I thought I was a Progressive. I voted Democrat in every election since 1988. My dad was an old Teamster and a "Kennedy Democrat" and I grew up being told Reagan was the worst President in history.
Then in my 40's I fell out. I made some bad financial decisions and found myself at a dead-end county job with CCSF. I was unhappy, worried all the time about money, my marriage was tanking. Enter Oxycodone and everything changed.
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What could go wrong?😏
#Miami may put #homeless in encampment on environmentally-sensitive #VirginiaKey. That wld imperil fed 💰 bec feds prioritize #housing over drug addiction, a la #SF.…
@JennyChachan @citizenj17 @michelletandler @JeffreyBrandes #SoFL
@JennyChachan @citizenj17 @SteveAdams80182
@JeffreyBrandes @John_Kass @SethBarronNYC @karol @michelletandler Uh-oh! 😲

1/ MT @newschica #Miami Comm. Diaz de la Portilla came out of his liquor-induced fog for a moment, asks for a reconsideration, then changes his vote to a YES. Image
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May 19, Eva Davis of @JohnHoward_Can #Ottawa came to our #AntiRacism Working Group to talk about project at 500 Lisgar. Several members of #Housing #Affordability Working group joined the meeting and we had a great presentation and discussion on project and supportive housing 1/
@CentretownCCA board voted to sign on #StartsWithHome campaign lead by @OttawaAlliance mid February. We voted May 2022 to continue as a member of @OttawaCBN after signing on as a founding member of LeBreton Flats Community Benefits Coalition #cba4lebreton in 2019.
This project was initiated by @ottawacity under #Federal Gov't #RapidHousingInititiave Major City Stream admin by @CMHC_ca. The 28 units is part of 109 units under 4 projects for $31.9M allocated to #Ottawa to help the Jan 2020 declared #homeless and #housing #emergency. 3/
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Today Ward 7 @CleCityCouncil member @stephaniehowse met with about 40 members of the East Side @HomelessCongres to listen to their concerns. Earlier this week Council President @Griff4CLE6 met with the West Side Homeless Congress. #HomelessCongress #HomelessLivesMatter
The @HomelessCongres presented @CleCityCouncil President Blaine Griffin & Ward 7 Council Member Stephanie Howse with a copy of the Congress’ proposed Homeless Bill of Rights.
This is the proposed Homeless Bill of Rights by #Cleveland’s #Homeless Congress. It is modeled after similar bills adopted by state legislatures in Rhode Island, Connecticut & Illinois. #HomelessBillofRights #HomelessLivesMatter
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.@vosdscott was talking about #homelessness about 35 minutes into the VOSD podcast from a few days ago. I've spent some time thinking through what he & @andy_keatts were talking about.
I read about/ hear most people reducing #unhoused people to abstractions and dismissing what is obvious about living #homeless: the stress of not having your own residence makes you kind of crazy. It's natural.
People with means and a few rungs up on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs are blind to where the homeless are.…
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I was talking about my film yesterday and someone asked me why I care about sex workers so much. I thought I’d take the time to explain why I care about sex workers and you should, too. #SexWorkIsRealWork 1/
Full disclosure, I was a survival sex worker while I was #homeless. I used to carry a lot of shame over it, but I’ve made my peace with the experience. My experience is not universal. 2/
For starters, you should care about sex workers because we’re people, and there is a basic level of empathy that any decent person should maintain for others. I could end right here. 3/
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🧵Today I testified for @FSCDems on #homelessness in America. I am privileged to be able to speak to Congress on these important issues. I have a few things to add given the line of questions we received.
There was a lot of mischaracterization about Housing First (HF) during the hearing and I would like to clear some of that up. I am feeling a little spicy about it so bear with me.
First: Housing First is NOT #housing only. It is housing plus the services people want and need.
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1/2 Just a quick one - Twitter is amazing for getting a message out and helping it get to the people it needs to. I'm hoping people can help with this.

I've got a few empty flats over Xmas/NY in Glasgow which are available free for those escaping domestic violence or homeless.
2/2 They are furnished and in the West End/City Centre.

I'm happy to provide food and clothing as well. There's just no sense on these places being empty and people having nowhere to go.

#Homeless #DomesticViolence #HumanityFirst #Glasgow Image
Immensely grateful to all of you - inside an hour tonight you've managed to help someone get a place already from 27th December. The spirit shown by everyone is massively humbling.

I still have a couple more places available.
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We have known about the link between homelessness and mental health for a LONG time. What do you think of this study? #ph260720 #homelessness #mentalhealth

Bassuk E, Rubin L, and Lauriat A. Is Homelessness a Mental Health Problem? Am J Psychiatry.
According to @Ntl_Homeless, the US conference of mayors has identified mental illness as the 3rd leading cause of homelessness in American cities.
#ph260720 #homelessness #mentalhealth
According to @NAMICommunicate 1 in 25 US adults experience serious mental illness. Do you personally know of anyone? #ph260720 #homelessness #mentalhealth
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Not being funny but perhaps everyone who previously labelled benefits claimants as scroungers, malingerers and far worse, could recognise the difficulties involved.
Maybe imagine also trying to live on a 5th of their income, with #disabilities on top 》》…
Almost everyone learned these past 18mths how being unable to earn their own money feels & the #depression that causes; the instability & #stress that brings to a home, family & relationships.

Maybe remember too that whilst able bodied, you were helped during the #pandemic 》》
While I fully understand that losing that help now is a huge blow (trust me I know), it should be understood that the most #vulnerable received precisely zero help. In a period where delivery slots were taken by able bodied people & buses were a no-go, our costs skyrocketed 》》
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This is hard to write but it is true for many. What I’m about to say is a harsh reality of what people go through.

What I am about to say is also the reason why a lot of people don’t ask for help.

People do not ask for help because of the fears and stigmas that exist.

Here Is Something to think about,

What if you were a #singleparent with a #child

You work full time for $15.00/hr

You take home roughly $960.00 per paycheck (bi-weekly after taxes)

#singleparent #parenting #Blessed #grateful #calgary #calgarylife #alberta #yyc

Your bills per month:

$1,000 or more for rent
$150 or more for cable/internet
$250 or more for utilities
$150 per month for car insurance

So let’s do the math

You bring home about
$1,920.00 a month

Your bills average about $1,500(give or take)

@GrannyGTArp @BallerGearCA
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Thread: Millions of renters at risk of eviction are grappling with the news that they are no longer protected by the @CDCgov #EvictionMoratorium. The @USSupremeCourt decision last night makes clear that Congress must act before another nation-wide eviction ban can be issued.
Congress should act now, and states & localities can also take steps to prevent & delay #evictions.

Federal lawmakers can make sure this preventable crisis never happens again by sharply expanding #housing vouchers in upcoming recovery legislation.…
Here is a link to a tool for finding rental assistance in your community. And below are some steps state and local officials should take.…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/01/2021…
Seeing Theory - A visual introduction to probability and statistics.

OKAI - An Interactive Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

#OnlineEducation #probability #statistics #InteractiveGraphics #ArtificialIntelligence
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