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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for This section is called: Putting Homeownership in Reach and Guaranteeing Safe Housing for Every American. Only one party has a specific plan for rebuilding the great American #MiddleClass. 1/10 Image
Democrats will supercharge investment in the Housing Trust Fund to greatly expand the number of affordable, accessible housing units on the market. 2/10 #OpportunityBeginsAtHome #DemPartyPlatform Image
We will expand the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit to incentivize private-sector construction of affordable housing, and make sure urban, suburban, and rural areas all benefit. 3/10 #InvestInHousing #DemPartyPlatform Image
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This section is called: Putting Homeownership in Reach and Guaranteeing Safe Housing for Every American. Only one party has a specific plan for rebuilding the great American #MiddleClass. The other party didn’t bother. 1/12
Homeownership is at the center of the American Dream—and yet it has never been in reach for all. 2/12 #DemPartyPlatform #Homeownership #AffordableHousing
Decades of red-lining, rising income inequality, and predatory lending practices targeting low-income families and people of color have made homeownership all but impossible for millions of working families. 3/12 #DemPartyPlatform #homeownership #AffordableHousing
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Please clarify this. Multiple news outlets reported @CuyahogaCounty mandated mask use. It's likely due to the misleading headline in @CityofCleveland's press release. "Mayor Jackson & County Executive Budish to Mandate Use of Masks Throughout City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County"
@CityofCleveland @CleCityCouncil @CuyahogaCounty @CuyahogaCouncil: I have already received numerous phone calls, text messages & emails from individuals experiencing #homelessness & #homeless advocates asking how this will effect the homeless population. #HomelessLivesMatter
Please read this thread. I'm missing some @CleCityCouncil members because I don't know all of your twitter addresses. Thanks! @kevinkelleyCLE @CleKevinConwell @ClevelandWard5 @GriffWard6Cle @TBrancatelli @jsantanaward14 @zonemat @kazy_brian @basheerj @KerryMcCormack1
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so many #homeless, so many empty property in #Corkcity this home has a lot of character & potential #socialcrime #homeless @CorkHealthyCity @corkcitycouncil #pfg #programmeforgovernment #Cork Image
here is another, great location too, someone's home, piece of history just boarded up @CorkHealthyCity @corkcitycouncil #socialcrime #homeless #cork #inequality #programmeforgovernment Image
& another, this one looks Dutch influenced, beautiful aesthetic, someone's #home, sadly ready to collapse #Homeless #socialcrime @CorkHealthyCity @corkcitycouncil #inequality #programmeforgovernment Image
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🚨NYC Health Dept @nycHealthy released new guidance today on SARS-CoV-2 testing and symptoms. Brief thread of highlights—includes some directly relevant to #homelessness sector.… (1/)
The background is that NYC DOHMH preciously recommended SARS-CoV-2 testing primarily only for those sick enough to be hospitalized, for several rational reasons related to local conditions & testing capacity (I have a now-ancient thread on it). (2/)
New guidance expands testing to 3 groups:
1) All people with #COVID19 symptoms
2) Close contacts of people with #COVID19
3) Congregate residential setting staff (includes shelters!)
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Must read editorial in @nytimes on #homelessness that lays out the problem, where blame lays, & solution--"The fed govt could render homelessness rare, brief & nonrecurring. The cure for homelessness is housing." (YES!) A thread 1/x @BCAppelbaum…
1. Problem is housing (not individual vulnerabilities) 2. Federal govt (& realistically, only Fed) could solve it 3. Instead, feds heavily subsidize wealthy homeowners, instead of low-income (mortgage interest tax deduction means homeowners live in deeply subsidized housing) 2/x
4. We spend $12 Billion a yr on shelters (shelters are dangerous, difficult places (#COVID19 has made this more evident… , but as CA Gov @GavinNewsom says: "shelters solve sleep, housing solves homelessness) & 1/3 (in CA 2/3) unsheltered) despite $12B 3/x
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1/Notes from the #COVID19 plateau:
2/In #Washington the total number of #COVID19 cases is down from the peak but not very far. In the hospital, it feels steady. Plenty of capacity for more if we need it. Thankfully, public health efforts and clinical surge planning prevented us from running out of beds.
3/I knew we were likely to have a long course, but I didn’t expect it to be this tiring. It feels like treading water. The surge wasn’t as big here, so the current levels don’t seem like a relief.
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1/I have spent part of my time assisting VA and community efforts to address #homelessness in tandem with COVID19, not usually as “lead” but as “support”. I have some reflections on clinical, organizational & political aspects of response…
2/ #COVID19 transmission is more likely to occur in people who have no home or seek help in crowded places. However, in most places there are NO mechanisms to widely assure testing persons who are homeless or uninsured (payment for costs is possible, maybe)…
3/We can expect that homeless & poor communities will continue to have incident infections that are off radar until someone's hospitalized. At that point we’ll say “wow, that means a whole BUILDING full of exposed, but we don’t have funds or staff to test or evaluate” Yes
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Today would have been the annual @UnitedWayKC Community Resource Exchange. Thousands of people experiencing #homelessness would have had access to housing, jobs and other resources. Hundreds of volunteers and services providers would have provided hope and help. #COVID19
We can’t all be together for my favorite day of the year because of #COVID19 but we CAN and MUST advocate for our unhoused neighbors.

1. This public health emergency builds on our homelessness crisis. Right now we need to make sure folks have adequate shelter and resources.
2. We need to open hotels, dorms, and other spaces to unhoused people. In Seattle and throughout the country.

3. We need to support our front line shelter, outreach, and housing providers. This people are hero’s every day and especially in this crisis.
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Interesting, when you overlap a map of the two party locations, against #illegalimmigration, and the #Coronavirus, ALL 3 indicate #Democrat Party controlled locations.

All 3 line up almost perfectly.

Democrats want open borders, with easy access to their pipelines.
Would you look at that, Planned Parenthood lines up with the other 3 maps; #Democrat Party controlled locations, #illegalimmigration, and the #Coronavirus also line up with #PlannedParenthood locations in Black & Hispanic communities.

Fingers in 4 cookie jars?
@mikebravodude has made further connections to the #CoronaVirus from old Simpsons cartoons.

Don't imagine for one moment that this was not a pre planned mass genocide event.

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Thread/ #FosterCare #MentalIllness #Homelessness #Opportunity #Jesus I had the chance to meet the sweetest, most polite, grateful young man a few days ago. He was discharging from a psychiatric hospital, was homeless, jobless and without a single healthy person in his whole life
2- he spent his whole childhood in foster care & was then dumped at a homeless shelter when he turned 19. He had nothing. No job, no permanent family, no money. Nothing. Life on the streets brought drugs, crime, sadness, wandering, despair, suicidality.
3- this sweet kid told me he was a believer in Jesus. He had Jesus tattooed on his arm. He’d been sent by foster parents to Salvation Army Summer Church camps. We picked him up at a local shelter, which literally couldn’t be a sadder place; so in need of the light & love of Jesus
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347 people rough sleeping in #Wales in 2018 was awful, but 405 and a 17% increase in 2019 is shameful. Despite all of the coordination and energy in tackling #homelessness; in most areas, it's simply getting much much worse.…
As eloquently stated by @Katie_Dalton, "...the UK government must take responsibility and tackle the structural issues that push people into homelessness, such as austerity and harmful welfare policies.” The impact of which are being seen starkly across #Wales.
An 83% increase in @Newport has been visibly evident to anyone visiting the city centre. The @WelshGovernment funded @poblgroup #HousingFirst service, supported by @NewportCityH, started in December 2019 and we will soon start see the impact of this; but we can all do more.
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No, Dr. Marbut, “Housing First” is hardly the cause of an increase in #homelessness. It marks a data-driven change in paradigm (since 2005) based on what works & what doesn’t. Your assessment is incorrect and, in your position, highly irresponsible. 1/…
“Housing First” is not “Housing Only.” It envisions intensive supportive services simultaneously. True, it doesn’t require abstinence or participation in treatment. But research proves that once housed, people are far likelier to enter treatment & are more successful in it. 2/
As a paradigm, “Housing First” is best understood in contrast to the previous federal paradigm (what data and experience tell us is a failed one) of “Housing Readiness.” Housing ends homelessness. And supportive services help people stay housed and reconnect with community. 3/
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🤦🏻‍♂️.... ok, this has been going on for two days, now, and showing no signs of stopping. So, let’s be clear:

2 days ago, CNN “Reported” that 4 unnamed Warren staffers say that, over a year ago, Bernie told Warren that “A woman can’t win the Presidency”. 1/
....four decades of evidence of Sanders saying exactly the opposite, and the fact that he encountered Warren to run in the 2016 election means nothing to CNN, it seems.... 2/
This, it seems, is ‘journalism’. What passes for hair salon gossip is just as good as real news on what we’re told to believe is a real new station. CNN bristled at being called ‘fake news’ but thinks gossip is the same thing as journalism? Ok....3/
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Dear santa,
I feel like I'm on the naughty list with now the last few years have gone. I'm homeless again through no fault of my own. I wish for a motel all warm and filled with light. That I may not be cold on christmas eve and night. either way thank you and happy x-mas.
Haha hey everyone. I'm so grateful for ya'll showing up for me everytime this is my last wish of the year. We made it to baes hometown for chrisrmas eve. Got blessed with a room last night. (Thank you!) Its a little more expensive now but this one is available down the street
With 1 room left that's 10$ cheaper. So that's my christmas wish . I know the holidays are hard for everyone honestly I wish we could just crash with family. But they are at capacity because times are hard for everyone this time of year. And sleeping in the Walmart parking lot
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"there are on average 160,000 households facing court eviction in California annually"
#California #Homelessness…
"Currently, California law allows landlords to evict tenants without providing a reason for eviction. Tenants live in fear of eviction in retaliation for repair requests or organizing with their neighbors against rent hikes and displacement"
#California #Homelessness
"An estimated 1.5 million Californians faced court evictions
over the last three years"
#California #Homelessness
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Most conversations about homelessness happen *around* people who are homeless, not *with* them

It's something that's bothered me as I've covered this issue

So I'm trying something to help correct that...

I'm hoping people will help me out

I want people to leave me messages with questions about homelessness

Nothing is off limits

It can be something that concerns or confuses you, even something that makes you frustrated or uncomfortable

Here's how to do it

Leave me a voicemail at: 253-993-5640

OR record a voice memo on your smartphone and email it to:

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"Are micro-houses the solution to Britain’s #homelessness crisis?"

No. British homes are not too expensive because they are too large.

If we allow homes to be built below space standards the land market will bake in the expectation of higher densities.…
The charities mentioned in this article are earnestly trying to find solutions to #homelessness today, but their assumptions are disturbing...
.@HomelessTHF says of its microhomes: "the unit has been valued at £80,000, proving the long-term financial viability of this approach as it will appreciate in value and become a valuable long-term asset for the charity."
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Moderator @mshannabrooks kicking off our #HousingVoterForum @seattleu tonight, where we’ll talk about the role of #housing & #homelessness in our City Council election. Follow along on @tech4housing YouTube channel.
.@mshannabrooks says she’s attended 30+ candidate endorsement meetings thus election season, & she observes a lot of candidates know the language to use to talk about #homelessness, but not necessarily what it means.
For example, says @mshannabrooks, everyone talks about #HousingFirst; but when you ask their policy, some have said they want FEMA-style tents. [For the record, tents aren’t housing.]
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Do you remember? Today, October 8, marks the 5 year anniversary of the closure of Long Island Bridge in #Boston, which cut hundreds of people off from shelter and recovery services. #BostonWarm #StillLongIsland #Bospoli 1/
"when the bridge was finally deemed unsafe for travel on the afternoon of Oct. 8, the city had no emergency evacuation plan in place." It was a disaster for the city of #Boston. So many lives were uprooted. #StillLongIsland #BostonWarm 2/…
Oh, deferred maintenance! Long Island Bridge was crumbling slowly and all of the sudden came down. "We've known for seven or eight years. As did the city. Not a surprise to a lot of folks who know about transportation," #StillLongIsland…
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@breakingbrown discussed #Baltimore as recently as last week when there was a weekend of unexplained violence. What’s happening in #Baltimore is not new to #ADOS.
In America, #ADOS are perpetual outsiders; that stops now. We’re not outsiders. Enslavement created the foundations for the economies of the western world by making cotton “King”. #Reparations is the least America can do for our ancestors’ contribution.
Let’s talk about #ADOS cities like #Atlanta where the data paints a picture of a group that has been continually barred from all means of economic advancement, agency, and autonomy. @Bloomberg
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@MatherWallace @bernardsmernard #Corbynwill
Reform #BBC
Reform the #Lords
Implement Leveson 2
Instigate Investigation into #Iraq war
Re nationalise Rail Services
Re nationalise Utilities
Re nationalise Royal Mail
Abolish Tuition Fees
Policies that help many, are popular with many, but disliked by a few!
@MatherWallace @bernardsmernard When the few with invested interests feel threatened because of change or scrutiny they can only smear! it is difficult for them to debate and criticise popular ideas and policies. So what do the few with money and influence do?
@MatherWallace @bernardsmernard They accuse the advocate for change of being!
#weak Dangerous
A spy
Terrorist Sympathiser
How strange the voices of the few over the many years the advocate was a back bench MP remained silent or just muttered. But now their voices have reached a crescendo
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What is happening in our Country? I know PA State Laws and the parents receiving these letters have legal recourse.. #CivilRights…
I’m dead serious, if you’re a parent & want to know what you’re paying for in the cafeteria, This was the last menu I could find. Finally Twitter is allowing me to add 4 photos from the School District Website. You may go there to verify my Research. It is
Here’s your Super dealing with a 75 Million Budget..… (Why does everyone in this District Including the Lawyer, Charles R. Coslett) all come from this District? 🤔...they are all locals?
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#tRrump’s ‘Go Back’ comment is, of course, nothing new for most of us who are brown-skinned, @nytimes
What's new is that the #racist comment is from the #POTUS!
As one who has engaged with the public, I have had my share
The best example is this.
In 2016, after attending @theAAG annual meeting in #SanFrancisco, and after observing the #homelessness there, I wrote about the issue and related it to the local conditions here in #Eugene
An important public policy topic, yes?
Oh, but I was a brown-skinned #immigrant who was "complaining" ... how dare I try to make my country better by writing about the plight of the homeless!
The responses came.
Most didn't want to help solve the problem.But to call out my "otherness"
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