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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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THREAD: My latest report for @madinamerica: While Americans were focused on #Impeachment, the #WhiteHouse quietly held a summit last week pushing an authoritarian response to #homelessness, drug use, #mentalhealth and #disability.… 1/
@madinAmerica C-SPAN covered the #mentalhealth summit, which included panels from forced treatment advocates, family members, mental health professionals, law enforcement, and decision-makers:… 2/
@madinAmerica People with #mentalhealth diagnoses, people with disabilities, and mental health service users appear to have been intentionally excluded from the White House summit. 3/
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So there has been an intricate and complex #GeneralElection19 story unfolding today that the media definitely aren't going to tell you! Buckle up and read to the end, because this will be a ride!

It all starts with the #Gypsy, #Roma and #Traveller population...

In #WolverhamptonSouthWest it's a tight contest between the Labour MP who has been representing the area, @Eleanor_SmithMP and her closest rival, Conservative @Stuart4WolvesSW. Around 2000 votes decided it in 2017 and it's a target seat and key battleground for both.

Also in Wolverhampton, the council @wolvescouncil (Labour controlled) has identified a site for a desperately needed Traveller site at Whitmore Reans.

Local people weren't keen. A group was set up called St Peter's Residents. That group has campaigned against the site.

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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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#California is here for you, Tekel Carlisle. Tekel lives at Oakland's Henry Robinson Center, where @GavinNewsom visited today to announce CA's first-ever statewide plan to fight #homelessness with a historic $1 billion. He came to #Oakland to see what's working...
"The Henry" is a rapid re-housing center, where homeless residents move in, get access to social services + housing assistance, and have time to build a constistent daily life. As Tekel put it, "It's a place where I can get back my 'get back' focus."...
The results inspire us. 88 percent who exit The Henry move into permanent affordable housing within 6 mos. TY @CommunitySvcs. We stood w/ @Mayor_Steinberg + @mridleythomas, co-chairs of a new commission that will scour CA for models that work -- and then scale up statewide...
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Traditionally Tories have made themselves out to be a party of plumbers, brewers and publicans
A serious party of fun loving pirates and hard working blokeys.
But in reality, they're a party of death squads, bomb makers and dope runners
A party of godfathers, masons and pimps
Traditionally Tories have portrayed themselves as a party of bankers, solicitors and grocers
-a serious party of fun loving swingers and hard grafting drunks
-In reality, they're a party of tax evaders, human rights abusers and polluters
- A party of cheats, exploiters and filth
Tories have engineered a situation in Britain where people don't have the right to buy food, and they don't have the right to take shelter.
Sanctions, foodbanks anti-begging laws and anti-squatting laws have been used to deny people basic human rights.
Now we starve and freeze
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Ten #MMT tips to remember on #TaxDay:
1. Federal #taxes don't fund federal spending, so let's #decouple these two important tools.
2. Taxes offset #Government spending.
3. It's a matter of #logic: #dollars must be spent into existence (by the Gov) first, in order for us to use some of those $ to pay taxes
4. #Taxing for #revenue is for local states/municipalities, not the #sovereign issuer of the #currency.
5. Taxing excessive wealth protects #democracy from #Oligarchy and protects us from abusive market power
6. Taxing #pollution & #speculation to reduce such activities, not to "fund" #healthcare and #education.
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THREAD This likely won't make the news, but the Feds quietly released their new homelessness strategy Reaching Home today.

This is the biggest change in federal #homelessness policy in over 30 years.

The best part is - it is already working #cdnpoli…
2/ Reaching Home represents a paradigm shift in federal policy that will transform how communities respond to homelessness. Key changes include a focus on real-time person-specific data, coordinated access systems and a homelessness reduction outcome…
3/ Reaching Home is already working. For example Kawartha Lakes Haliburton has already reduced chronic homelessness 50% and is on track for functional zero using strategies in Reaching Home…
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Do you want a Government that actively tries to eradicate #poverty , #homelessness & #hunger Do you want access to free health care?
@UKLabour @AndrewYang @DrJillStein @jimmy_dore @evolvepolitics @skwawkbox @TheCanaryUK
Do you care so much about the environment that you would welcome an international institute that supports #scientists in an #endeavour to halt or reverse #GlobalWarming
As technology advances are you concerned about your job and your children's future? The 4th economic revolution has not just started it is here!
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Please #releasethecures.
Fix Healthcare.

I cannot afford the surgeries or dental work. So I suffer instead.

I just want to out of pain.

I want to be healthy enough to have some quality of life.

Please. Soon.

@DonaldJTrumpJr @realDonaldTrump @VincentCrypt46
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Our family is homeless.

There are four of us. My husband, myself, and our two teenage boys.

We sleep in our car, in Walmart parking lots or rest stops.

We are on the waiting list for the local shelter and for other housing locally.

#homeless #homelessness (1/8)
My oldest son has autism. I am permanently disabled due to an accident in 2011 that has left me unable to work. My husband suffers from crippling anxiety, depression and ptsd.

I get social security for my injury, and I worked from age 16 to my accident in 2011. (2/8)
We are still working on reapplying my son for benefits, and my husband as well. We are as connected to resources as we can be. We are connected to the schools, to dshs, and local shelters. We are still working on getting connected with possible helpful churches. (3/8)
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@irenewarnermack from @MhorCollective and delivery partner with @GetDigitalScot talking #homelessness and digital inclusion #OneDigital
@street_work @SimonCommScot @shelterscotland @GetDigitalScot @irenewarnermack and @MhorCollective working together to tackle digital exclusion and homelessness #OneDigital
“Essential Digital Skills can be part of the road to recovery from the trauma of homelessness” @irenewarnermack @MhorCollective #OneDigital
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We are calling on people to join us on the streets on #March9th to demand, yet again, meaningful action on the housing crisis. The government could begin by implementing the demands of the motion overwhelmingly supported by the Dail last October. #HomesForAll #Right2Housing
#March9th will be just one of a number of regional demonstrations over the coming months which will culminate in a national demonstration in Dublin on May 11th. #HousingCrisis #HomesForAll
#Homeless figures released by Dept for Jan show 9,987 people as officially homeless. This is a drop in the ocean compared to the true number of people impacted by #homelessness.

#HousingCrisis impacts everyone from students, Travellers, workers, families, migrants & children.
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