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Didn't dawn on me til I learned more housing/transpo policy that
Oh hey
Sum1 I love was put in a months' coma & died b/c a driver hit them while skateboarding down a street w/o a sidewalk
The trauma I &his fam &friends hv from it is life-altering & nvr goes away. No1 watched btw.
I love his family so much. They are all such good, amazing, wonderful fucking people. I still talk to his mom and keep tabs on his lil sis--who is getting married?!

He was 16 years old.
The thing is

It NEVER crossed my mind that this didn't have 2happen if the street was just...not like that. It NVR crossed my mind to be mad or upset at the driver (still kind of doesn't make sense to do that tho per se). Policy &accessibility to these systems inform our lives.
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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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We are starting to hear #housing platform positions from the @CanadianGreens, @CPC_HQ, @Liberal_Party, and @NDP. Here’s what I have to say about that! #Elxn43 #ahomeforeveryone, #includecoop.
@CanadianGreens @CPC_HQ @liberal_party @NDP The lack of supply and affordability in the Canadian housing system is a national crisis. When you don’t have an affordable place to call home, it is damn near impossible to #chooseforward, have #timeforyoutogetahead, to #renewthesocialcontract or be #initforyou. #Elxn43
@CanadianGreens @CPC_HQ @liberal_party @NDP See what I did there? Those are some of the party platform hashtags.
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Today, I will try my hand at live tweeting insights from "A #Home of One's Own", a two-day #researchworkshop on socially & economically #marginalised women's experiences of and negotiations with #genderinequalities in #informalurbanhousing in India.
This workshop has been organised by #JadavpurUniversity (School of Women's Studies), #RabindraBharathiUniversity (Centre for Women's Studies) and #Parichiti, a women's organisation. All three are research partners on a #GCRF project funded by @GoldsmithsUoL.
Since Oct 2018, I have collaborated with Dr. Henrike Donner, who is leading it, to develop #researchcollaborations with #educational and #development organisations in India to implement a pilot study on #genderurbanhousing. This workshop marks the end of the first phase.
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I'm supporting a neighbour through #ESA assessment #dwp #maximus homevisit denied despite written medical evidence he has #agorophobia severe anxiety chronic depression #mentalheath
If he can't go all #benefits stopped he has young children #poverty
#classwar #dwpmurders #JC4PM
Thanku everyone for your lovely replies I'll update u soon just nipping to sit with Barry while his partner goesmto go as she is I'll with the stress of it all
I appreciate all your support xxxx
Gp not go x
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It’s the headline that just won’t die: Young Canadians can’t afford to buy a home. #housing #affordability #millennials #basementlife
The news is a retell but @GenSqueeze crunched the numbers to show, again, the gap between what the average home costs in Canada and what a typical 25 to 34-year-old can afford is massive. bit.ly/2ZjOZwt
The national housing affordability gap is bleak.
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Over 100 residents joined the #Boston CHNA-CHIP Collaborative last night to discuss key assessment findings and vote on community priorities. Thanks to all who were able to attend and provide input for this important process! #BostonCHNA @HealthyBoston @cobth @LisaSWolff
#Boston is richly diverse in terms of financial, racial, ethnic, and linguistic population groups although this diversity is not equally distributed across neighborhood.” - one of the CHNA key data findings
#Boston residents identified a need for more #trauma-informed approaches to care, particularly for children and community of color. #BostonCHNA
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HOUSING THREAD: 1/My office has been getting calls and emails from tenants about A/C charges. Landlords are demanding tenants pay $2-$300 dollars in order to operate an air conditioner. The main question we’re getting – is this legal? Let’s break it down.
2/Landlords can charge a monthly fee to tenants with air conditioners if they have done so every year you’ve been a tenant, or if this is your first year of tenancy. This fee must be monthly, and must be only for cost recovery for the landlord.
3/Landlords are not allowed to charge their tenants a one time fee for an air conditioner.
Landlords cannot introduce a charge for something that has been previously included in the rent.
A landlord cannot remove something that was previously provided to you.
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@dradambanks The entire valuation makes no economic sense. Racism is central to the sys of housing valuation (& racist allocation of communal resources.) *Plus, as a widget, it is used, deteriorating, its systems wear out, grow less efficient/obsolete over time. Why shd it increase in value?
@dradambanks Banks make more $ based on the loan amt. The reason GOp/Reagan privatized public housing was so the banks cd double dip on the financial products: a) interest on the construction loan, then b) tax write offs for capital supplied to build projects. This also adds cost btw..
@dradambanks This entire system built around housing construction, valuation, its financing is a racist based scam... and I’m saying tht as an architect in housing for 30 yrs. I see the financial proformas, the budgets. The banks and developers make out the best — not residents, tenants.
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So for the last few months I have been exploring setting up a dedicated #Housing advice centre for #Suffolk. It is undeniable that due to the lack of #LegalAid provision in the county and the increase in people seeking specialist advice that a housing advice centre is desirable.
Whilst speaking to people about this a question that has been raised a number of times is “why are you not still providing specialist housing advice at @midsuffolkcab?” A good question that really does need answering so here goes.
This was me just over 7 months ago, happy #volunteering for @midsuffolkcab as a housing adviser and running a general advice outreach service at Wattisham. I was busy, the role stressful but for the most part I was throughly enjoying being part of something that I believed in.
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📣📣 2 common misconceptions in (fairly decent) coverage of our #housing report.
1. We are only talking about NEW homes not connecting to gas grid. This is technology-neutral
2. Heat pumps do not cost 25k. That's a cost of retrofitting to EPC A / zero carbon homes spec... (1/5)
... which as we state, in practice you'd probably just not do. It's a thought experiment to show the benefit of designing more efficient ultra-low energy bill homes from the start for ~5k. A one time opportunity not to miss. (2/5)
For existing homes, we call for a heat strategy within 3 years which deploys low- and no-regret options and develops key options for remaining gas heated buildings (3/5)
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Mega Thread of Opinion (1 of 52)

My take on #Election2019, is one that will surprise all #Canadians who will take the #time to read past this #headline. It will be a #long #series of #tweets that will be #purely #honest & straight to the #point.
This #series of tweets will contain #jabs at #voters, the #media & our #political #parties & they are #jabs, that in my own #opinion are #merited. Agree or don’t agree, I won’t care, but it needs to be said to ease my conscience in the lead up to our election!
In 2015, Canada’s #media, declared that #Trudeau & .@liberal_party outflanked the @NDP on leftist policies & for the 1st time in recent history the media supported large deficits & destruction of our country’s finances over a more balanced approach. Let’s stop here for a sec.
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THREAD: Today, our new report on #UKhousing sets out how the quality of UK homes must improve to reduce emissions and ensure they are ready for a changing climate. Read the report here: theccc.org.uk/publication/uk… #Homes #UKClimateAction (1/10) #climatechange
UK homes are not fit for the future. The Climate Change Act requires near-zero greenhouse gas emissions from homes by 2050 but efforts to reduce emissions have stalled. Most homes use fossil fuel heating; <500k have heat pumps or are connected to low-carbon heat networks. (2/10)
Today, 4.5m homes overheat in England, 1.8m people live in areas at significant risk of flooding and water consumption is higher than in other comparable countries. Risks are increasing due to climate change, but measures to adapt homes are not being taken up (3/10) #UKhousing
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$XLRE Daily: New Chart!

#XLRE is the sector ETF for the real estate industry. Over the past few weeks it has been the strongest of all the sector ETFS (basically going vertical). However, the chart formation is looking like a major broadening topping wedge...

#RealEstate
$XLRE Daily: #XLRE now facing resistance... topping wedge resistance TO could be in effect here... need to wait until Friday for confirmation

#RealEstate
$XLRE Daily: #XLRE finally hit the orange resistance TL. Let’s see how this develops over the next few days. Any kind of shooting star or red candle in the next 2 days could trigger a sell signal. Patience for confirmation ...

#RealEstate
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Australian Economy Thread #ausbiz #auspol #housing #business
As we have be warning about for a while now house prices are falling at the fastest rate in 35 years. But so far the knock on effects for the economy aren't noticeable. Many regions are still experiencing strong... 1/6
growth such as Tassie as we shared last week. The bank restrictions on interest only & investment lending have been reversed in an attempt to re-inflate markets. Bank lending standards led to a Royal Commission so many are unhappy that regulators are telling banks to lend... 2/6
more again.
Property investment makes up a far larger percentage of our economy than most countries so many expect this weakness to spread as investor portfolios unwind. The only factors that can turn this around are strong immigration & real wage growth. Both of which are... 3/6
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A special series of 4 lectures from #AvnerOffer @OxfordESH starting at 5pm this evening @Cambridge_Uni. #econhist #economics
Today's conclusion to #AvnerOffer's first lecture.
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🇨🇳 #CHINA Q3 GDP Y/Y: 6.5% V 6.6%E (slowest growth since Q1 2009)
*NBS spokesman Mao Shengyong said that the international situation was bringing “downward pressure” on China.
*Link: bloom.bg/2RVX1ZA
🇫🇷 🇪🇺 🇨🇳 French tire maker Michelin warned of declining sales in Europe and #China in the second half of the year, dragging down shares of its competitors in the U.S. and Europe - Bloomberg
*Statement: bit.ly/2EujhqH
🇺🇸🇨🇳🇪🇺 In a volley of filings, the EU, #China and the U.S. this week escalated disputes over new U.S. metals tariffs, the European response to those levies, and Chinese intellectual property practices - Bloomberg
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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@mcourcel @GautamNath @Michael_TO2018 @MayorTorontoTom @jpformayor @jimruelformayor Thanks for asking @mcourcel!

Accessibility is a right- not an option!

My entire #CommunityWellness #inclusion Mayoral platform centres #accessibility as a priority.

Overview
accessible housing
#farefreeTTC
@mcourcel @GautamNath @Michael_TO2018 @MayorTorontoTom @jpformayor @jimruelformayor My #CommunityWellness #inclusion Mayoral platform continued @mcourcel, accessibility is an election issue!

#ElectoralReform

I am an advocate for accessibility & disability rights.
Our City has been inaccessible for too long.
#Accessibility enforcement.
@mcourcel @GautamNath @Michael_TO2018 @MayorTorontoTom @jpformayor @jimruelformayor I chose YouTube & Twitter to share my Community wellness inclusion Mayoral platform because it guaranteed me audio for Community members who are Blind or have low vision and closed captioning for Community members who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Together we succeed @mcourcel!
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Dear white sisters & brothers in #TORONTO,

I’m asking you a question that may make you uncomfortable, that may make you recoil, that may make you hide, &/or that may make you retaliate in various ways.

You are the majority of people who vote.
Your vote has impacted our lives.
Yes white sisters & brothers, your. Your vote has impacted our lives.

#TORONTO #TOpoli #ElectionTO

...
This thread is not about making you feel guilty. Know that I write this with love to you because I love you & want better for our City. In order for our City to thrive we must work towards certain goals together.

We must ensure #CommunityWellness!

#TORONTO #TOpoli #ElectionTO
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