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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's "Progress" on Homelessness & Her Benefit From A 2nd American "Civil" War

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Will she show STRENGTH during another major conflict in DC??? (1968 vs 2018) It might be her ONLY ticket to re-election.
[P]oor people tend to stand up for their rights more readily after partaking in a war. 
As was the case earlier today (August 14th, 2017), people often ask me how DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is doing when it comes to addressing homelessness -- a central piece of her political platform. I explain to them that she's doing something; but, she's getting further and further behind the ball. If they have the appetite for a longer explanation, I explain to them that she now has to accomplish a net decrease of 2,500 homeless people per year through 2020 in order to meet the goal of her five-year plan; whereas, that number was 1,460 (or so) on October 1st, 2015 (the official start date of the plan). With me having more of a propensity than those who compile the data  concerning DC homelessness do to tease out all of the messages that those numbers hold, I've found yet…

Improving ICH Communication with the Homeless and Helping the Able-Bodied Exit Homelessness

A quick history of the ICH DC Government's Inter-agency Council on Homelessness (ICH) -- a group of dozens of government agency heads, homeless service providers and advocates -- was formed as a result of DC's Homeless Services Reform Act (HSRA) of 2005 which govern's the city's homeless services. In the fall of 2006 the ICH held four inaugural hearings at which an estimated total of 300 homeless people weighed in on what should be done to address homelessness. Many of their comments were recorded in THIS DOCUMENT.
In September 2013 I was one of several people who gave input concerning what the job description of the ICH's first ever director should be. In all honesty, I was hoping for a benevolent dictator who would put some fire under the tails of homeless service providers and move them quickly toward sensible solutions. With the ICH having held its first meeting in June 2006 when DC counted 6,157 homeless people, going down to 5,757 the following year and swing…

The DC ICH's communication problems and Connecting the Dots to Housing Able-Bodied Homeless

Republished under A DIFFERENT TITLE (and heavily edited)

What I Do As A Homeless Homeless Advocate

As it turns out, some of my most-read blog posts in recent months had to do with: why I'm homeless, my 80-year old mother having had her social security payments cut by $1,000 per month for 17 years because she adopted and the direct connection between DC Mayor "Mascara Muriel" Bowser shutting down homeless tent cities and her failing to create a sufficient amount of affordable housing (or anything that even comes close). My readers evidently like to read about my personal affairs and about local political issues for which they intuitively see the direct connection to their own lives and struggles. I've always tried to keep posts about myself to a minimum, realizing that "It's not about me". Nonetheless, I'll indulge you yet again with an explanation of "What I Do As A Homeless Homeless Advocate"
Though it may come as a surprise to many, I'm very self-critical. I think what has people confused in that respect is the fact that they don…

Widow (80) & Mother of 37 Denied Social Security for 17 Years Because She Adopted -- Doesn't Regret Choice

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UPDATE: I reposted this blog post under a different title and with significant changes in lieu of how my family felt about the first version. My mother has a strong faith in Jesus, as indicated in the video of her preaching on her 75th birthday (which is in both versions). I worried more than Mom about her situation when I learned about it and took steps to help her that other family suggested was in contradiction to her faith in Christ. (She began using computers a year or so ago, so that she could start selling real estate. I'm not sure how often she uses Facebook.) I'll still help her out financially from my personal funds, though I stand ready to do more. Being as I live in Washington, DC, I won't let family talk me out of visiting Mom's congress members on her behalf. That will happen within three hours from now. I have to do whatever small thing I'm able to do to fight on her behalf.

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Mother of 37 Children Cancels 80th Birthday Reunion over Money -- Lacks Social Security

UPDATE: I reposted this blog post (HEREunder a different title and with significant changes in lieu of how my family felt about the first version. My mother has a strong faith in Jesus, as indicated in the video of her preaching on her 75th birthday (which is in both versions). I worried more than Mom about her situation when I learned about it and took steps to help her that other family suggested was in contradiction to her faith in Christ. (She began using computers a year or so ago, so that she could start selling real estate. I'm not sure how often she uses Facebook.) I'll still help her out financially from my personal funds, though I stand ready to do more. Being as I live in Washington, DC, I won't let family talk me out of visiting Mom's congress members on her behalf. That will happen within three hours from now. I have to do whatever small thing I'm able to do to fight on her behalf.
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Let's Fight Tent City Demolition Until Mayor Muriel Bowser Creates 5,000+ Affordable Units Yearly

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Washington, DC's homeless PEOPLE, with what little bit they own, are "in jeopardy" again, as the city prepares to demolish tent cities (and metropolises) all over DC beginning on June 20th, 2017. (I put the word "PEOPLE" in all caps; because, capitalists -- especially those in local government -- like to dehumanize certain sectors of society in order to gain public support for their draconian policies.) Behold the sign below which you might have seen duplicates of if you live or work in Washington, DC. It indicates that the tent city which it is near will be demolished on or after June 20th, 2017 -- thereby causing those who have very little to have even less, or even nothing. Identical signs with the same date are posted near multiple tent cities across DC.

The "answer to the question" is "This can be accomplished through the creation of affordable housing.....a lot of affordable housing". The "question to the answer" is "Ho…