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  1. Nov 2018
    1. (1)Primary homelessnessPeople without conventional accommodation (livingon thestreets, sleeping in parks, squatting in derelict buildings, orusing cars or railway carriages for temporary shelter).(2 )Secondary homelessness(moving around/temporary accommodation)People who move around frequently fromone form of tempo-rary shelter to another, including: people using emergencyaccommodation; teenagers staying in youth refuges; peopleresiding temporarily with friendsor relatives; and those usingboarding houses onan occasional or intermittent basis.(3 )Tertiary homelessness(boarding house population)People living in singlerooms on a medium to long-term basis.Residents of private boarding houses donot have a separatebedroom and living room; they donot have kitchen and bath-room facilities of their own; their accommodation is not selfcontained; and they do not have security oftenure providedby a lease. Theyare homeless, because their accommodation isinferior to the characteristics identified in the 'communitystandard'.(4)Marginally housedPeople in accommodation situations whichare only slightlybelow the communitynorm. This category would include: acouple living ina single room with their own kitchen andbathroom, but withouta separate room for sleeping; or a fam-ily staying with relatives (doubling up);or a couple renting acaravan without security of tenure

      The 3 levels of homeslessness

  2. Nov 2016
  3. atlspaceplacerhetf16.robinwharton.net atlspaceplacerhetf16.robinwharton.net
    1. The Atlanta Business article by Dave Williams details city plans to close the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter, and convert the space to a police and fire facility. City officials met to vote on the action, but the council was delayed by complaints and protests from members of the community. The article catalogues continued efforts of the city to terminate the shelter’s operation, accused of “‘warehousing’ the homeless.” The shelter has in turn accused Atlanta officials to maintain agenda of negative gentrification. Ultimately, the city continues with its plans to transition the shelter, while seeking low-housing opportunities for individuals and families displaced by its closure.

      The author presents an objective chronicle of the council meeting, and the members’ idiosyncratic perspectives on the shelter. However, I have read numerous articles on the closure of the shelter, and most are devoted to the perspectives of Anita Beaty and other members of the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless. This Atlanta Business article does not consider the concerns and arguments of this group, or the effects of the closure on the homeless population. The perspectives presented are mostly biased to positively portray the city and its council members, although the article deals with a controversial issue in Atlanta.

  4. Sep 2016
    1. “The tunnel’snot bad. The tunnel’s a good place if you want to find out who you are. But when you find out who you are, you have to move out or the tunnel will eat you up like it ate me up for several years. Like I say, I built everything up around the tunnel. Now I have to learn to build it around myself.”

      I would like to discuss this further in class. I think the idea that the tunnel took over his life could be his way of saying how he relied to much on the tunnel, instead of allowing the tunnel to help him.

    2. Homelessness is not truly the condition of not having a home. Because the homeless indeed have a home they build on the streets or in the tunnels, their condition is more accurately described as the absence of a stable home.

      I think this can be connected to Schindler. Schindler tries to make the argument on how homeless people are not actually homeless because they have space under bridges and in tunnels.

  5. Apr 2015
    1. “Honestly,” said Wiener, “it is perplexing to me why people are so insistent that local communities should not have control. The behavior we see on (our) street is a very localized issue. We should be able to address it.

      Our local communities passed sit-lie, Scott. Not only that, but on the very same ballot was a measure that would increase foot patrols.

      We can't, from one side of our mouths, say that we should have local control, and then from the other side that police don't get discretion in how they address use of public space but instead must enforce a law like sit-lie.

      Our local community got it wrong. If we can get it right at the state level, then fine.

      I don't care at which level it happens, I care that our laws encode compassion.

    2. And it gives police a tool to discourage bad behavior.

      Who decides that this behavior is "bad"?