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Finland Ends Homelessness And Provides Shelter For All in Need

https://scoop.me/housing-first-finland-homelessness

"In Finland the number of homeless people has fallen sharply. The reason: The country supplies the 'Housing First' concept. Those affected by homelessness receive a small apartment and counselling without any precondition. Four out of five people affected thus made their way back into a stable life. And all this is cheaper than accepting homelessness..."

Apparently Canada prefers to accept the barbarity of growing homelessness.

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

I hope we all agree on this subject. It seems obvious to me that even if it would cost more, it is our responsibility as a society to provide some sort of housing for every person.

JKR

Isn't Finland a member of the EU?

bekayne

JKR wrote:

Isn't Finland a member of the EU?

Why, yes it is.

JKR

bekayne wrote:

JKR wrote:

Isn't Finland a member of the EU?

Why, yes it is.

That's funny, according to some, the UK has to leave the EU in order to establish these kinds of socialist programs! Something tells me that after Brexit the UK is not going to establish a housing program that meets the standards of Finland.

NDPP

bekayne wrote:

JKR wrote:

Isn't Finland a member of the EU?

Why, yes it is.

NDPP wrote:

France too.

NDPP

Keeping Homeless Families Homeless By Force

https://twitter.com/JohnOCAP/status/1218897554693328896

"We live in a society where the greatest robberies and the most violent crimes are perfectly legal..."

iyraste1313

What´s remarkable to me is that the source of the problem of homelesness, the high cost of housing vs. low wages, which is the direct effect of the Central bank system of asset inflation. Finance Capitalism! is completely ignored by everyone.

Is this planned? or just the natural effect of the high dosage of contaminants via our drugs (medicines and pharmacists and doctors ad nauseum) and chemical food ingestions?

NDPP

Homelessness And Housing Problems Reach Crisis Point in All EU Countries - Except Finland

https://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2017/mar/21/homelessness-hou...

"A European housing body has warned that homelessness and exclusion from housing has reached crisis point in the majority of countries in the EU..."

JKR

NDPP wrote:

Homelessness And Housing Problems Reach Crisis Point in All EU Countries - Except Finland

Maybe one of the reasons Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson led Brexit was to lower homelessness in the UK?!?!?!?!?!?

Maybe the EU should be notified that Finland has the best social housing program in the world! How could the EU have failed to crush Finland's program?!?!?!?!?

NDPP

Toronto's Shelter Scandal

https://twitter.com/cathyacrowe/status/1217991491450277891

"A homeless mother reports atrocious living conditions at the Lido Motel, one of Toronto's subsidized properties used to accommodate shelter-system overflow. Bedbugs, drug abuse and hell..."

Perhaps Harry and Meghan can visit?

Aristotleded24

JKR wrote:
bekayne wrote:

JKR wrote:

Isn't Finland a member of the EU?

Why, yes it is.

That's funny, according to some, the UK has to leave the EU in order to establish these kinds of socialist programs! Something tells me that after Brexit the UK is not going to establish a housing program that meets the standards of Finland.

Currently in Finland, the euro-skeptic True Finns are leading in the public opinion polls, with the governing social democrats having collapsed to third place. I believe a key reason is that they have taken a bold stance on progressive taxation, while the rest of their proposed public policy programme is atrotious. How does a party like this move from fringe level support to contending for government so fast? Where to the social democrats stand on the issue of fair taxation?

People hate the EU. The left needs to understand that and speak to those legitimate concerns and stop writing off euro-skepticism as racist and xenophobic. You have racist and xenophobic parties in Europe who are correct in their analysis of why the EU doesn't work, but who use foreigners and immigration as scapegoats. If the left does not speak to these concerns, the racists and xenophobes will win.

Sean in Ottawa

Worth pointing out that despite speaking about problems with the cost of housing, most municipalities tax housing including the lowest cost housing available to the most marginal people who might still be able to get it. A major part of the problem of affordable housing is the regressive nature of municipal taxes. In Canada the mill rate for determining taxes has apartment retners paying more than residential houses occupied by owner. Most people renting do not realize how much property tax they pay.

this is not the only problem but it is significant.

Income support is the another part of this.

Mental health and addiction services is another. This part is important as many people lose housing for income reasons and then once they are on the street become hard to house becuase there they develop severe mental health and addiction issues that make a resolution to the income problem (if at all possible) still not a path to housing. On the other hand you have people losing their housing due to mental health and addiction issues without any support before they become homeless. It is worth noting that homelessness is increasing among people who did not have mental health or addiction issues before they became homeless.

NDPP

Housing is a Human Right: How Finlad is Eradicating Homelessness (and audio)

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/housing-is-a-human-right-how-f...

"I think that it demands politicians who have an understanding of human dignity. It doesn't require more."

 The Finnish expert expressed shock and alarm at seeing the numbers of those sleeping on street grates in downtown Toronto, in a country as wealthy as Canada. .Always interesting to observe this disconnect between Canadian national mythologies of benevolence and caring, vs actual realities of barbarism and indifference.