home less ness

weird no page of this yet.. but fitting with welcome/people page thinking:

we have included some incredible people. we have left off some incredible people.

home less ness (specifically.. how to eliminate it) was one of the first issues/questions of kids (all of us) in a lab.. not about home.. about resources.. so perhaps.. we find a nother way to live.. that offers all of us.. the resources we need.. [where we first started thinking/practicing city as school ness] by freeing us all to be (problem deep enough)

so for now.. throwing a bunch of links here..

mark harvoth

living spaces


latest – [ie: adding home less page day after added Elvis’ page] – elvis summers: 6 min – people that are pissed at ie: homeless/tiny house situation.. every right to be.. but re direct that anger.. my whole issue/cause.. is that something needs to be done right now..

esp this from elvis:

elvis: everything that they’ve been doing.. just doesn’t work.. it’s just circles.. of bureaucratic.. holds .. and wait times.. and you know.. 40-50 yrs.. where’s the housing..?

putting people on hold ness.. B and b ness

and too a-kamp47 and rebel architecture and iwan baan and again.. living spaces and yes hexayurt …. and disobedience.. et al




dogs and home less ness via Glenn

Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) tweeted at 4:38 AM – 27 Dec 2016 :

For those interested: here’s the English version of these 2 amazing short films on Brazil’s homeless & their dogs https://t.co/XipUjmDKY0 (http://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/813710569249325056?s=17)

The person/dog connection in the homeless context is one of complete togetherness, which in turn produces a physical and mental bond as reliable as any leash


those with the greatest personal needs are simultaneously driven by immense levels of self-sacrifice for another living creature.


Their dogs provide a bridge to human contact, which individuals need as much as food or water (that’s why prolonged solitary confinement is torture and inevitably breeds mental illness).


Even knowing that it is the dogs, and not him, that trigger the interaction doesn’t dilute the importance of being seen. This relationship with his dogs enables a critical human need: to be acknowledged by other humans.


How can a relationship with a dog achieve such monumental successes where psychology, medicine, and standalone human desire so often fail? One explanation is that the responsibility to care for another living creature provides purpose, focus and thus self-esteem — all vital human needs. Another is the validation and self-worth that comes from the love a dog provides. Irvine put it this way: “We construct dogs as ideal beings — they love unconditionally, they don’t lie, they don’t judge people — so if a being this noble loves us, then there must be something OK with us.”

The non-judgmental quality of the dog is central.


The essence of dogness is inextricably linked to their relationship with humans. As Irvine explained to me, “Abundant research proves how dogs need our gaze, how they will look at what you’re pointing at because they want to know what you’re looking at. It shows they share intersubjectivity: the sense of ‘I want to know what she’s thinking.’”


dogs uniquely provide something deeply valuable to humans.

more on dogs and home less ness via Glenn

Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) tweeted at 5:15 AM on Wed, May 10, 2017:
Also on @DemocracyNow: we’re unveiling a new project from me & @davidmirandario to help both Brazil’s homeless & animal populations. Watch!

Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) tweeted at 1:50 PM – 10 May 2017 :

Really proud to unveil our new project to build an animal shelter in Brazil staffed exclusively by animal-loving homeless people. More soon: https://t.co/fPSmPQ9Boj (http://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/862394328920076290?s=17)

Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) tweeted at 5:46 PM – 10 May 2017 :

Here’s the powerful 4-min film we unveiled on @DemocracyNow about our new animal shelter staffed by homeless people https://t.co/cCMyHLmn6s (http://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/862453786740240384?s=17)

we started realizing that

if we could tap into this power, this incomparable love that forms this mutual needing between homeless people and abandoned animals,

we could build something really powerful and really beautiful


Melissa Etehad اتحاد (@melissaetehad) tweeted at 5:25 PM – 28 Dec 2016 :

Photographs of homeless people in #Iran sleeping in graves ‘shocked’ Tehran. Here are some of the images: https://t.co/K2jNXnuPmf (http://twitter.com/melissaetehad/status/814266006851850240?s=17)


Co.Design (@FastCoDesign) tweeted at 7:50 AM – 14 Feb 2017 :

As HIV/AIDS ravaged NYC, this group fought back with architecture https://t.co/fgWOfDG9W4https://t.co/brWmnNhNCr (http://twitter.com/FastCoDesign/status/831515872426618880?s=17)

Health care is housing,” Browning says. “You can’t get healthy unless you’re housed.


Sexworker OpenUni (@SexWorkerOU) tweeted at 5:57 AM – 4 Mar 2017 :

horrific news that will push many young people into homelessness – especially LGBTQ young people https://t.co/p03lkL8AXK (http://twitter.com/SexWorkerOU/status/838010418358595586?s=17)

Vida Glanville (@Pollooper) tweeted at 2:51 AM – 4 Mar 2017 :

This is the country we live, it goes un-noticed – #basicincome would end this, save court time, and lessen pressure on prisons and be humane https://t.co/RXGt0EQdhz (http://twitter.com/Pollooper/status/837963795708411904?s=17)

NELMA (@NELMAcampaigns) tweeted at 5:02 AM – 4 Mar 2017 :

Homelessness is not a crime! Join us & @HousingActionSL on Wednesday to call on councils & homelessness charities https://t.co/U1Puy4rFGN https://t.co/l44G9ebgtr (http://twitter.com/NELMAcampaigns/status/837996704259518470?s=17)

Zoe Gardner (@ZoeJardiniere) tweeted at 5:54 AM – 4 Mar 2017 :

Sheer barbarism:US considers separating undocumented migrant children frm their parents, sending them to foster care https://t.co/uyqEGpWINv (http://twitter.com/ZoeJardiniere/status/838009820292788226?s=17)


danger of a single story story



Patrick McConlogue

Marc Roth


Refugees arriving in UK immediately becoming homeless once they’re granted asylum, report finds | The Independent https://t.co/OazoCKtROX

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/aiww/status/856781385281015809



If you read one thing today, read this by @just_shelter. People continue to live in poverty bc we keep them there. nytimes.com/2017/05/09/mag…

how home ownership became the engine of american inequality


There is a reason so many Americans choose to develop their net worth through homeownership: It is a proven wealth builder and savings compeller. The average homeowner boasts a net worth ($195,400) that is 36 times that of the average renter ($5,400).

While many Americans assume that most poor families live in subsidized housing, the opposite is true; nationwide, only one in four households that qualifies for rental assistance receives it

When we think of entitlement programs, Social Security and Medicare immediately come to mind. But by any fair standard, the holy trinity of United States social policy should also include the mortgage-interest deduction — an enormous benefit that has also become politically untouchable…The MID came into being in 1913, not to spur homeownership but simply as part of a general policy allowing businesses to deduct interest payments from loans. At that time, most Americans didn’t own their homes and only the rich paid income tax, so the effects of the mortgage deduction on the nation’s tax proceeds were fairly trivial. That began to change in the second half of the 20th century, though, because of two huge transformations in American life. First, income tax was converted from an elite tax to a mass tax: In 1932, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (precursor to the I.R.S.) processed fewer than two million individual tax returns, but 11 years later, it processed over 40 million. At the same time, the federal government began subsidizing homeownership through large-scale initiatives like the G.I. Bill and mortgage insurance. Homeownership grew rapidly in the postwar period, and so did the MID.

The owner-renter divide is as salient as any other in this nation, and this divide is a historical result of statecraft designed to protect and promote inequality.

Poverty and homelessness are political creations.

Once a rarity in America, eviction has become commonplace in our cities, disrupting families, schools and entire neighborhoods.


on salvation army homeless shelters


Steve Jones.. Tended To Victims Of Manchester Bombing Given Place To Live


Steve Jones told ITV News that the response was “just instinct.” And that when he arrived, he immediately started helping young children who has shrapnel wounds. “It was children with blood all over them, they were crying and screaming. We were having to pull nails out of their arms and a couple out of a little girl’s face.”

“Just because I’m homeless doesn’t mean I’ve not got a heart, and I’m not human still. I needed to help. I’d like to think someone would come and help me if I needed help. It’s just instinct.”


Mark Horvath (@hardlynormal) tweeted at 3:14 AM – 26 Aug 2017 :

Denver’s new apartment building caters to homeless who have been traumatized after years on the streets https://t.co/9kYrTvRBFC (http://twitter.com/hardlynormal/status/901372168772218880?s=17)

Residents didn’t ask to live at Sanderson. They were chosen by researchers who pored through Denver Police data looking for the city’s persistently homeless and frequently arrested, men and women who are marked as “transient” and have rotated in and out of jail mostly for so-called “homeless” crimes — such as illegal camping, trespassing or public intoxication.

The initial list, compiled by Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., included 4,000 names.

The mental health center received the names, birthdates and recent mugshots of 87 people; the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless received 187, chosen randomly from the 4,000.

Catholic Charities, meanwhile, opened a 100-bed shelter for women in a renovated building northeast of the city Thursday. Women, who make up one-third of Denver’s homeless population, quickly fill downtown shelters.




visible loveland