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Community, Drugs, and Homeless: an account you reported @babadookspinoza Follow "Giving people homes" YEAH NO SHIT When Europe gets it right It's a miracle': Helsinki's radical solution to homelessness Finland is the only EU country where homelessness is falling. Its secret? Giving people homes as soon as they need them- unconditionally 3:34 PM -3 Jun 2019 3,568 Retweets 12,641 Likes Julesy @julesprom Follow "you can't just give people homes for free" actually you can and it turns out to be a cheaper alternative for cities and communities than having a homeless population "but no one wants to have to pay for all this" its literally cheaper and benefits everyone in the community an account you reported @babadookspinoza "Giving people homes" YEAH NO SHIT Is amiracle': Helsinki's radical solution to homelessness Show this thread y d 10:53 PM -3 Jun 2019 7,235 Retweets 16,637 Likes bemusedlybespectacled: jethroq: goawfma: who would have thought that the solution to homelessness is providing people with housing? 🧐 The solution isn’t 100% perfect, there’s a lot of people who aren’t technically homeless because they live with other people for free etc. but yeah this does majorly help reduce risks for vulnerable people. Here’s the big thing about it that might scandalize Americans even more so than the idea of free housing: you don’t have to do anything to “deserve it.” Most countries use what’s called “the staircase model” – you start by being in shelter, then maybe a halfway house, then permanent housing. You can “move up” by going through rehab or getting a job or accessing other services. The idea is that housing is something you get as a reward for good behavior, not something you get by right. But with the housing first model, you get the house first, and then deal with everything else. It’s a lot easier to stop using drugs and alcohol when you have other ways to pass the time and aren’t under constant stress. It’s a lot easier to get a job when you have an address to put on your applications. It’s a lot easier to treat mental illness when you’re in a safe place that doesn’t add to your fear and pain. But if your mentality is that housing is something only the morally pure and socially acceptable deserve, and the only way to get it is for people to jump through hoops to prove their goodness, then of course you’re going to hate this model.
Community, Drugs, and Homeless: an account you reported
 @babadookspinoza
 Follow
 "Giving people homes" YEAH NO SHIT
 When Europe gets it right
 It's a miracle': Helsinki's
 radical solution to
 homelessness
 Finland is the only EU country where
 homelessness is falling. Its secret? Giving
 people homes as soon as they need them-
 unconditionally
 3:34 PM -3 Jun 2019
 3,568 Retweets 12,641 Likes

 Julesy
 @julesprom
 Follow
 "you can't just give people homes for
 free"
 actually you can and it turns out to be a
 cheaper alternative for cities and
 communities than having a homeless
 population
 "but no one wants to have to pay for all
 this"
 its literally cheaper and benefits
 everyone in the community
 an account you reported @babadookspinoza
 "Giving people homes" YEAH NO SHIT
 Is amiracle': Helsinki's
 radical solution to
 homelessness
 Show this thread
 y
 d
 10:53 PM -3 Jun 2019
 7,235 Retweets 16,637 Likes
bemusedlybespectacled:
jethroq:

goawfma:
who would have thought that the solution to homelessness is providing people with housing? 🧐
The solution isn’t 100% perfect, there’s a lot of people who aren’t technically homeless because they live with other people for free etc. but yeah this does majorly help reduce risks for vulnerable people.

Here’s the big thing about it that might scandalize Americans even more so than the idea of free housing: you don’t have to do anything to “deserve it.” Most countries use what’s called “the staircase model” – you start by being in shelter, then maybe a halfway house, then permanent housing. You can “move up” by going through rehab or getting a job or accessing other services. The idea is that housing is something you get as a reward for good behavior, not something you get by right.
But with the housing first model, you get the house first, and then deal with everything else. It’s a lot easier to stop using drugs and alcohol when you have other ways to pass the time and aren’t under constant stress. It’s a lot easier to get a job when you have an address to put on your applications. It’s a lot easier to treat mental illness when you’re in a safe place that doesn’t add to your fear and pain. But if your mentality is that housing is something only the morally pure and socially acceptable deserve, and the only way to get it is for people to jump through hoops to prove their goodness, then of course you’re going to hate this model.

bemusedlybespectacled: jethroq: goawfma: who would have thought that the solution to homelessness is providing people with housing? 🧐 The s...

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Food, Money, and Old People: unclefather
 cashier: I'm sorry it's going to be a 5 minute wait for your food
 old people: let me speak to your manager. This never would have
 happened in my day. And yet you all want the minimum wage raised.
 I'm going to kill you
 cashier: I'm sorry it's going to be a 5 minute wait for your food
 millennials: okay, my apologies. I apologize for the inconvenience.
 I'm sorry I'm here
 sapphic-pink-kryptonite
 me, walking into a store: are you guys busy? i can come back later.
 please don't push yourselves on my account. things happen
 heatherleigh02
 Had a baby boomer in front of me at the Dairy Queen. She
 INSISTED she was a Blizzard EXPERT and there was simply NOT
 ENOUGH chocolate pieces in her blizzard and she wanted to
 complain to "whoever is in charge". She's going on and on with this
 teenager. The teenager is calmly explaining they make them all the
 same etc etc procedure etc etc. But this woman is now yelling at the
 teen
 So I walk past the woman and put money in teen's tip jar. Haven't
 even gotten ice cream yet.
 Woman looks at me. Turns back and yells some more with the teen. I
 put more money in the tip jar.
 The teen smiles at me. The woman can't think of what to say to me
 and stops yelling, because I'm looking at her dead in the eye like
 "atm is over there, I can go all night. The more you yell at her, the
 more money she makes."
 aplatonicjacuzzi
Aggressive generosity to combat boomer selfishness is so punk

Aggressive generosity to combat boomer selfishness is so punk

Food, Money, and Old People: unclefather cashier: I'm sorry it's going to be a 5 minute wait for your food old people: let me speak to your manager. This never would have happened in my day. And yet you all want the minimum wage raised. I'm going to kill you cashier: I'm sorry it's going to be a 5 minute wait for your food millennials: okay, my apologies. I apologize for the inconvenience. I'm sorry I'm here sapphic-pink-kryptonite me, walking into a store: are you guys busy? i can come back later. please don't push yourselves on my account. things happen heatherleigh02 Had a baby boomer in front of me at the Dairy Queen. She INSISTED she was a Blizzard EXPERT and there was simply NOT ENOUGH chocolate pieces in her blizzard and she wanted to complain to "whoever is in charge". She's going on and on with this teenager. The teenager is calmly explaining they make them all the same etc etc procedure etc etc. But this woman is now yelling at the teen So I walk past the woman and put money in teen's tip jar. Haven't even gotten ice cream yet. Woman looks at me. Turns back and yells some more with the teen. I put more money in the tip jar. The teen smiles at me. The woman can't think of what to say to me and stops yelling, because I'm looking at her dead in the eye like "atm is over there, I can go all night. The more you yell at her, the more money she makes." aplatonicjacuzzi Aggressive generosity to combat boomer selfishness is so punk
Food, Money, and Old People: unclefather
 cashier: I'm sorry it's going to be a 5 minute wait for your food
 old people: let me speak to your manager. This never would have
 happened in my day. And yet you all want the minimum wage raised.
 I'm going to kill you
 cashier: I'm sorry it's going to be a 5 minute wait for your food
 millennials: okay, my apologies. I apologize for the inconvenience.
 I'm sorry I'm here
 sapphic-pink-kryptonite
 me, walking into a store: are you guys busy? i can come back later.
 please don't push yourselves on my account. things happen
 heatherleigh02
 Had a baby boomer in front of me at the Dairy Queen. She
 INSISTED she was a Blizzard EXPERT and there was simply NOT
 ENOUGH chocolate pieces in her blizzard and she wanted to
 complain to "whoever is in charge". She's going on and on with this
 teenager. The teenager is calmly explaining they make them all the
 same etc etc procedure etc etc. But this woman is now yelling at the
 teen
 So I walk past the woman and put money in teen's tip jar. Haven't
 even gotten ice cream yet.
 Woman looks at me. Turns back and yells some more with the teen. I
 put more money in the tip jar.
 The teen smiles at me. The woman can't think of what to say to me
 and stops yelling, because I'm looking at her dead in the eye like
 "atm is over there, I can go all night. The more you yell at her, the
 more money she makes."
 aplatonicjacuzzi
Aggressive generosity to combat boomer selfishness is so punk

Aggressive generosity to combat boomer selfishness is so punk