1. No one is touting “housing only” approaches to homelessness.
2. “Housing First” means something comes second which are wraparound services like drug treatment, job training, etc.
3. Criminalizing poverty will not solve our homelessness crisis.
“A police response can be inhumane. Police officers don’t have access to housing and treatment. At best, they can move people along.” We support the move away from law enforcement for dealing with #homelessness, and turning to #HousingNotHandcuffs. https://t.co/KtuAykfYje
Housing is not a commodity but a #HumanRight! Investors have used homes across the country as an investment opportunity rather than a place to live. In 2018, there were over 17 million vacant homes in the U.S., and 552,830 people were counted as #homeless. You do the math.
Our brief on LGBTQ youth homelessness found that #LGBTQ youth were more than twice as likely to experience homelessness as their peers and were more likely to suffer adversities before and during #homelessness. https://t.co/vsZkixEd5Y https://t.co/7ToAkLxfmR
If you are not following & donating to @moms4housing you should be. This is what democracy looks like. Black and brown women leading in bold ways to stand up for housing justice. Thanks for bringing them in the room Irma Esparza Diggs #OpportunityStartsAtHome