Tumble DC 25

Marginally better than silence

1,803 notes

quixotess:

abbyjean:

so i’m writing this paper about housing chronically homeless people in order of vulnerability, which is an index created based on the level of county costs they incur through hospitalization and/or incarceration and a measure of how likely it is that they’ll die in the next year if they don’t get a housing placement. already soul-crushing, no? and then you read the numbers, that the county paid $80,000 for a pilot project that housed 50 people and they didn’t even have to pay for the actual housing because developers got all these tax breaks and stuff for building it, and then even though they provided these intensive on-site mental health and physical health and substance abuse services, in the one year after these folks were housed, the county saved over $700,000 in service costs to those 50 people alone because they spent so much less time in the hospital or in jail. but of course we’re not expanding the project, because there’s so much moral bullshit about giving “these people” housing without first requiring them to be clean and sober and why are we wasting our tax dollars on people “who have given up on life” even though clearly the problem is that we as a society have given up on them and their response is logical and natural given that inescapable fact.
but it’s not until i look at these photos that i actually start to cry.

It’s crushing to realize just how easy it would be to give EVERY SINGLE homeless person a home.

quixotess:

abbyjean:

so i’m writing this paper about housing chronically homeless people in order of vulnerability, which is an index created based on the level of county costs they incur through hospitalization and/or incarceration and a measure of how likely it is that they’ll die in the next year if they don’t get a housing placement. already soul-crushing, no? and then you read the numbers, that the county paid $80,000 for a pilot project that housed 50 people and they didn’t even have to pay for the actual housing because developers got all these tax breaks and stuff for building it, and then even though they provided these intensive on-site mental health and physical health and substance abuse services, in the one year after these folks were housed, the county saved over $700,000 in service costs to those 50 people alone because they spent so much less time in the hospital or in jail. but of course we’re not expanding the project, because there’s so much moral bullshit about giving “these people” housing without first requiring them to be clean and sober and why are we wasting our tax dollars on people “who have given up on life” even though clearly the problem is that we as a society have given up on them and their response is logical and natural given that inescapable fact.

but it’s not until i look at these photos that i actually start to cry.

It’s crushing to realize just how easy it would be to give EVERY SINGLE homeless person a home.

(via civicbooty)

  1. kogiopsis reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  2. bombadilcumbercookie reblogged this from lydiaolydia
  3. it-s-gone-blue reblogged this from weirdsociology
  4. neurotic-mooses reblogged this from weirdsociology
  5. weirdsociology reblogged this from liquidiousfleshbag
  6. wanderinwords reblogged this from missterclean
  7. lydiaolydia reblogged this from bombadilcumbercookie
  8. xoe reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  9. spillyourgutskid reblogged this from itsbeautifultolovetheordinary
  10. itsbeautifultolovetheordinary reblogged this from littleheichouontheprairie
  11. hornyunicorn reblogged this from former-amalockh
  12. entropypulse reblogged this from laflux
  13. a-canon-url reblogged this from dreamersollux
  14. dreamersollux reblogged this from yqi
  15. yqi reblogged this from zebeck
  16. wholesomeobsessive reblogged this from danikasapphistry
  17. rayvenloaf reblogged this from karnythia
  18. insomnia-personified reblogged this from trueandeverlasting
  19. trueandeverlasting reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  20. little-blue-moon reblogged this from mygoldencockpit
  21. mygoldencockpit reblogged this from schala
  22. schala reblogged this from fatespectrum
  23. cho0seloveorsympathy reblogged this from charliehanson
  24. charliehanson reblogged this from stfuconservatives
  25. skarrow reblogged this from proletarianinstinct
  26. now-but-not-yet reblogged this from solar-radiance
  27. goddamn-arms-race reblogged this from badgerjolras
  28. solar-radiance reblogged this from coffeepott
  29. coffeepott reblogged this from yuusaris