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A technical, but important thread which demonstrates why UK housing law is SCREWED. #homelessness #HousingCrisis #HousingForAll
1. The main provisions on homelessness are contained in Part VII of the Housing Act 1996. The Act includes, among other things, principal criteria for determining which duties a local authority will owe to a homeless applicant, and how a decision can be challenged.
2. At present, under the specific guidelines set out in Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, many tenants who are served a Section 21 'notice' are being urged by their local council to remain; for if they leave, they are bizarrely classified as 'intentionally homeless'.
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Let's talk about "national emergencies."
There are THOUSANDS of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in this country. Sisters, daughters, mothers, human beings that disappear without a trace. Where is the declaration over that crisis? #MMIW #MMIWG #MMIR
In a country determined to place nationalism at the forefront of domestic and foreign policy, we have a shocking number of homeless veterans. In states like Arizona, the number of #veteran suicides is 90.4 per 100,000. kdminer.com/news/2019/feb/…
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My family is currently homeless. We live in our car, usually at Walmart parking lots or rest stops. We are a family of four. I'm disabled, my husband suffers from mental illness, and we have two teenage boys, as well. My oldest is autistic. (thread)
Because of the autism and because we all suffer from anxiety, we avoid the overnight shelter here, which is usually full of sick children, loud noise, and awful smells. I have tried this option many times, and my oldest just hides in the bathroom when we are there.
The majority of the programs here for the homeless are for adults without children. There is literally one family shelter. We are on a list to get into the main shelter, but like I said, we have problems with the overnight shelter there, too.
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Here’s a thread that nobody asked for comparing today’s urgent global problems to dim sum.
1/14 Nuclear Weapons v. Xiao Long Bao: Treat with respect or face intense explosion, third degree burns and worse. Experts disagree on how to handle in a never-ending debate. Also, it’s a challenging dish to make. #globalzero #nuclearweapons
2/14 Climate Crisis v. Chicken Feet: Look, you can’t soft sell this. It’s not chicken “change” for chrissakes. It’s the most intimidating item on the table, and there’s no disguising it for what it is. Deniers are vocal. #climatechange #globalwarming
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BREAKING: Strafford County will open its emergency overnight warming shelter in Dover at 4 p.m. Saturday due to the hazardous wind chill. The opening comes after pressure from community members and #homeless/social service agencies. @FostersDailyDem @StraffordCAP @NHCEH (THREAD)
Strafford County Commissioner George Maglaras, via text:

“Opening the warming shelter today at 4 o’clock through Monday morning at nine given the nature of the wind chill factor out is the driving factor

And after hearing from many of the social service agencies in the county”
Big news for those who have been looking for or calling for assistance. The next two tweets contain two previous stories on the County Farm Road almshouse shelter for background on what’s going on/how it will be structured.
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Today a former patron who was homeless came to visit me at work. He now has a job, a home, and had a ton of self confidence. He told me that I needed to share his story. I saw him every day for months sitting slouched on a chair. One day we got talking.
He shared bits and pieces of his life every day that I saw him. He was a regular person who's life was shattered and he ended up sleeping in the bank kiosk next to my library at night. He mentioned that he didn't have a computer, I helped him get a library card to use ours.
A couple weeks later he told me his paperwork is all in order because of my help and he can start looking for work. A week later he tells me he has an interview and asks for my advice on what to wear and how to negotiate a salary. The next day he shares that he got a job!
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“Operation Torch California is a very real ongoing black operation being conducted by the U.S. Intelligence Community in collusion with Operation Gladio. These false flag terrorist attacks are first &... 
#SaturdayMorning
#ParadiseStrong
foremost a highly sophisticated psyop. They have many goals.  And they will continue until California has been completely subjugated by the globalists.  
#paradisefire
#Paradise

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When I first learned about #DEW and how it works. The "wild fires" in California was obvious. I highly recommend everyone to watch this clip on "Lockheed Martin's Directed Energy: Speed of Light Defense"
#ParadiseFire
#ParadiseStrong
#SaturdayMorning

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I agree with the sentiment but I cannot emphasise enough that #homelessness, #foodbanks, #ChildPoverty, #HostileEnvironment all existed before #brexit. They are not a consequence of #brexit but #Conservatives policy. It doesn't have to be this way, it's a political choice ->
Before someone from #FBPE jumps in and says "that's because focus has been on brexit" ... not it isn't. This is #Conservative policy. The privatisation of #NHS, the changes in #Education, reductions in #LegalAid ... where has the #EU been in stopping all this? It hasn't.
There has been a constant drive to reform society from health to education, none of which is about addressing the issues of inequality.

Labour demands inquiry into how GCSE reform has benefited private schools - theguardian.com/education/2018…
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THREAD The mass homelessness we're seeing in Toronto & Canada is without question a disaster. It's a disaster on the same scale - or bigger - then most of the biggest natural disasters in Canadian history. So what would happen if we treated it as such? bit.ly/2Qts7dW 1/
1st let's look at the scale of #homelessness. It happens to at least 235,000 Canadians per year, 35,000 every night and costs $7 BILLION per year. It kills an unknown number of people & reduces life expectancy for thousands. homelessmemorials.com/memorial/ 2/
The scale of #homelessness is the same our our worst natural disasaters. bit.ly/2S1ESJJ We have to respond accordingly. Municipal disaster response processes provide a model for ending #homelessness. What does that look like & how could it apply? 3/
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Short thread on how I got involved in #Activism - I have been an activist since I was 17 (1989) - I campaigned with EarthWatch Ireland about, 'The Greenhouse Effect' (now #ClimateChange) raw sewage / river pollution and recycling.
In 1994, I moved to London for work and joined @GreenpeaceUK as a volunteer working on #StopEsso campaign and #SaveorDelete an Ancient Forests campaign. In 2002, #Banksy worked with us to create a poster and I was in charge of sending them around the UK along with this stencil
First rule of stenciling - Don't have your name printed on it!
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Sun is out, so this will be the last thread about this #homelessness thing - buckle up, questioning snowflakes, it’s gonna be harsh:
You are “only asking questions” not because you want to help, but to give yourself a reason for not doing so.
It’s OK, this course of action is as Irish as it gets. This is evidenced by the questions you ask - about the woman, her sexual history, the parentage of her children, her criminal record. You are trying her in the court of public opinion to absolve yourself and society from ...
... the responsibility for helping her, and by extension other people in a similar situation. You are "only asking questions" that lead to the conclusion that it "serves her right" so you can wash your hands of her.
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I find it incredible that there's sick and disabled people being driven to suicide by Govt (ideological) policies and their refusal to care about their effects which are rising #homelessness , #mentalillness #NHScrisis #lowwageeconomy rising numbers of children in #poverty
and yet while all these things and many more affect many thousands of people across the UK the news media of this country fail to inform and hold the policy makers to account, instead turning politics into some sort of irrelevant soap opera rather than the thing that affects
every single facet of everyone's lives. TBH most of those identifying themselves as journalists are literally that in name only as they do nothing more than cheer-lead for the worst Govt in my lifetime (and I lived thru Thatchers tenure)
meanwhile the rise of fascist ideals
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#Vancouver’s temp modular housing proposals for the homeless have been controversial in some neighbourhoods. The latest proposal is on part of the Larwill parking lot downtown, in my neighbourhood. I fully support it, AND would like to also see lively uses around the entire edge.
Agreed. And since the @CityofVancouver is looking closely at the Larwill design for the modular housing portion of the parking lot, NOW is the time to do this too. I’ll be actively campaigning the city to take this seriously. cc @MayorGregor @VanRealDeal

Been championing this idea for years, inspired by #Portland — but with the @CityofVancouver’s intentions around modular housing for the homeless on a portion of the site, NOW’S the time to do it #Vancouver! cc @MayorGregor @VanRealDeal @DowntownCharles

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Started out trying 2 leave financially abusive marriage and discovered #MoneyLaundering racket in the courts that's devastating 2 me, others
2/ All I wanted 2 do was continue and expand my private practice, and prepare for a future and retirement without constant verbal abuse. But
3/ But a lot of odd things began 2 happen like my own attys, who kept having atty fees obstructed by judge, suddenly agreeing w/ OC
#Perfidy
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