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Without Housing: Decades of Federal Housing Cutbacks, Massive Homelessness, and Policy Failures

Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP), a coalition of west coast social justice-based homelessness organizations, has released a report that documents how more than 25 years of federal funding trends for affordable housing have created the contemporary crisis of homelessness and near-homelessness. The report was released in San Francisco on November 14, 2006 at 12 noon, at the Philip Burton Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, in conjunction with release events in 7 other cities ranging from Seattle, Washington to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Thoroughly documented using federal budget data and other sources, Without Housing presents this data with passion and vitality, and uses artwork to give life to the words and data to express the pain and frustration experienced by real human beings abandoned by a federal government more concerned with the profits of corporations than with the well-being of its poorest people.

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An LJ friend of mine worked on this report. As someone who has friends who have been homeless, I think it's a needed wakeup call to all levels of government.

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bosn
Nov. 15th, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)
The chain has to be broken somehow.

I have the solution, but it will never happen.

The licensing of children, Controlling birth to only those who are physically able and who can afford to raise children, and have the mental capacity to do so.

In 50 years there would be no homeless. Crime rate would drop off the map.

I do understand that if such rules were in place in 1961 I would have not been allowed to be born.
raindrops
Nov. 15th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
Thanks for the repost. :-)

Hopefully, it'll get picked up in the blogosphere.

Email me a snail address and I'll send you a hard copy.
misdev
Nov. 16th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
as someone on the roles of near homelessness...
for most of my life...i am glad to hear they are finally studying it as more than to appease public demand.
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