"An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you."
"The best way to stop homelessness is mindbogglingly simple: Give them homes."
Housing The Homeless Saves Money—Here’s The Research That Proves It (via fastcompany)
The city of Los Angeles recently released a list of “initiatives” for “cleaning up” Skid Row. In LA, roughly a quarter of a million people experience homelessness every year. The $3.7 million proposal would alleviate this by - wait for it - adding 10 trash cans to the area, cleaning the streets 12 times a year instead of 4-6 times a year, and “valet cart storage” where homeless people can “check” their grocery carts and belongings.
It’s a fucking insult, is what it is. Los Angeles has enough space to house everyone. And now we have (more) data that prove it’s cheaper to just do that than all of these shitty band-aid solutions. Homeless people need homes, not a cart check.
It’s fucking sad that we have to explain how it’s economically viable to house the homeless in order for city leaders to decide that the homeless are worthy of the basic right to shelter.