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Vote D!ONNE Renée @OnElectionDay #Toronto!

Our platform remains the same as in previous Elections.

We march, advocate, peacefully protest; yet, we continue to be harmed trying to ensure that we all have the ability to live & thrive.

Together we succeed!
Save your dollars. This campaign doesn’t ask for donations.
Elections shouldn’t be about who can afford to buy Elections or how much wealth a Candidate has— that’s white supremacy tactic 101.2b.

Your efforts to share the message Vote D!ONNE Renée @OnElectionDay is what is needed
We won’t get what we need without you. Together we succeed!✅

#TORONTO #TOpoli #voteTO
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#TorontoDanforth's Weekly Community Engagement Post. This is the #FastFive! Policies, Concerns, Issues, Events plus #GoByBikeTorontoDanforth routes in & around #Ward14: #HousingNOW; #EatLocal; 🚲#ThisMachineFightsClimateChange; #DrivenToSucceed & The Canadian Accent Image
#FastOne: One of yours @TDNDP? "Strangely, local city councillor Paula Fletcher is unhappy with this – she has expressed concern that the developers will try to replace much of the office with housing." via @alexbozikovic…
#FastOne Pt 2: "NIMBYs, Jane Jacobs Won’t Help Us Solve Today’s Housing Crisis" via @naama_blonder…
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A big problem with homelessness policy is that it’s often based on the assumption that most unhoused people are “service resistant.”

It's largely a myth that leads to failed, expensive enforcement strategies, keeping people & encampments on the streets.

Blaming people for being unhoused disguises the real problem: systemic barriers that keep people from accepting shelter or housing.

Those barriers prevent real progress.
We need to be asking why people don’t say yes to what’s being offered.

In many cases, it’s that they don’t believe the offer. Other times, the wrong thing is being offered.

Rather than assume people are service-resistant, we need to ask if the system is “people resistant.”
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@SpecNews1SoCal profiles a family that went from Venice Beach encampment to permanent home.

Our Encampments to Homes program busted the myth that people prefer to be homeless.

Outreach can work - with time, trust & real housing resources.

LA’s approach to homelessness fails because it’s often based on false assumptions. One of the worst is that most unhoused people are “service resistant.”

Blaming people for being unhoused disguises the real problem: systemic barriers that keep people from saying yes.
This week Council approved a new “street engagement strategy” for homelessness.

It’s an improvement over the current system, for sure, but it was constructed as a reaction to other policies that assume people need to be coerced into leaving the streets.
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In Venice this summer, we showed how transparency, trust, time, partnership, and outreach with *real* housing resources could address homelessness and reduce encampments. Today, in Mar Vista, the city did the exact opposite, disrupting housing efforts and causing harm. thread 1/8
There were about 15 unhoused people, mostly seniors, living in a remote corner of Mar Vista Park. Working with @hollymitchell @lahomeless and community partners, we were on track to find housing for people by an Oct deadline from @lacityparks. 2/8
This morning, rangers forced people out of the park and onto the sidewalks in nearby neighborhoods. We need to know why and how this happened and at whose direction. It was the opposite of the best practices we modeled with Venice Beach Encampments to Homes. 3/8
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1/ Happy New Year, #HousingTO..! Starting 2021 with our #2021Watchlist of #AffordableHousing developments (& #TOPoli processes) that we need to see this year... 🗓️

First up. The new #ModularHousing site at #150Harrison - should be "MOVE-IN" ready before Valentine's Day... ✅
2/ Next on our #2021Watchlist of #AffordableHousing developments (& #TOPoli processes) that we need to see in 2021...

We expect the Development & Not-for-Profit partners for the first Three (3) #HousingNow sites to be announced when the RFP winners are made public in Q1/2021...
3/ Next on our #2021Watchlist of #AffordableHousing developments (& #TOPoli processes) that we need to see in 2021...

The #EtobTO RFPs should be issued for the Two (2) large #HousingNow sites at KIPLING & ISLINGTON #TTC stations in Q2/2021... 🗓️

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Proud to join Deputy Mayor @anabailaoTO today to announce the release of the Phase Two sites for our #HousingNow initiative - increasing the supply of new affordable rental housing with mixed-income, mixed-use and transit-oriented communities on City-owned lands across Toronto. Image
Phase 2 of the #HousingNow initiative is expected to create:
✅Between 14,55 to 1,710 new residential units
✅Approximately 1,060 to 1,240 purpose-built rentals
✅Of which half (600+) will be affordable rental units
✅There will also be 470 to 495 ownership units
These are not just housing statistics that these sites represent, these will become long-term homes for working families in our city.
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Thread: What are some positive, abolitionist reforms that have passed rapidly under #COVID19 that seemed impossible only weeks ago? Canceling standardized testing? Free housing? Childcare?

Extra points if you can provide an article/source!

Here's some of what we've collected so far:

(Limited) rent relief providing by the city of Chicago #COVID19 #HousingNow #AbolitionNow…
Grocery store workers in Minnesota declared emergency workers, granted free childcare #COVID19 #ChildcareNow #AbolitionNow…
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1/ Today (JULY 31, 2019) is the Public-Feedback DEADLINE for the first-round of @_CreateTO Consultations on the Four (4) #HousingNow "PRIORITY" #AffordableHousing sites at WARDEN, WILSON, MERTON & VICTORIA PARK in #TOPoli...

@_CreateTO @TORHousing @CityPlanTO 2/ In 2018, Mayor @JohnTory announced his #HousingNow plan to build "40,000 new affordable housing units over the next 12 years" - and our @HousingNowTO volunteers started "Running the Numbers" on each of those #AffordableHousing sites from @_CreateTO...…
@_CreateTO @TORHousing @CityPlanTO @JohnTory 3/ In January 2019, we launched our Free, Public, Interactive MAP to allow anyone to "visit" the Eleven (11) proposed #HousingNow sites for new #AffordableHousing development-proposals by @_CreateTO. In Seven (7) months - we have had over 19,000+ Views...
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1/ Some more details on yesterday's #HousingNow Proposal by Mayor @JohnTory in #TOPoli.

Here's a Public-Map of the 11 Sites / 13 Addresses with Links to @_CreateTO - where available... #OpenData #OpenGov…
2/ ...most of these sites should be "As of Right" to build new HIGH-DENSITY Housing on what are now cheap/subsidixed Surface Parking-Lots near #TTC Stations - including new @CrosstownTO Stations in #TOPoli...and stations serviced by the new Vaughan extension...
3/ ...but in #TOPoli - the Deafult setting is "NO" - and Councillors have fought efforts to reduce CHEAP parking-spots at #TTC stations in the Past...…
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