Tent cities

Graphic by Bruna Costa

I don’t think it’s fair when the District government closes tent cities!

I admit case management services and case managers can sometimes be sweet. And the city’s government does help with housing vouchers. Nevertheless, whether you are new or old to the system, too many people still haven’t gone through the emergency shelter process.

It also is unfair to make poor people who barely make enough to eat pay for part of their rent while on housing vouchers. Additionally, housing should not be a privilege. And tent cities will be a necessity as long as we don’t have affordable housing. We all should have affordable housing and not be denied food, hygiene supplies, or clean public bathrooms.

Yes, the District government does what it can for those who often can’t. But it still has a lot of work to do.

Issues |Encampments

Region |Washington DC

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