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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

One-month housing challenge

Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 2:41 PM

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Halifax is in the worst housing crisis in 20 years. If you call up any housing program or shelter, you are put on a list. A certain company bought a lot of low-income buildings with the promise to keep rents affordable, only to dishonour that and have even mothers having to leave and there is absolutely nowhere to go!

Like CB said in "HRM needs rent control," the $535 rent/lights allowance that is given out by Income Assistance used to make you live in infested buildings because the landlords knew we couldn't afford to move. Income Assistance is provided to people who can't work due to physical/medical/mental health problems. Believe me when I say it's not easy to receive that help. Many letters, medical forms and sleepless nights hoping to have your medication covered, only to have to use it to supplement the extra rent you need to pay. Can anyone out there find an apartment for $535 lights included?!?! By the way, that amount has not increased in over 20 years.

The people who drive by the "bums" begging for extra change should be extremely grateful they are going to a roof over their heads, with food and without being bitten all night by bed bugs!!!! No human should have to live in these environments but here we are, and not one paper thinks this crisis and these humans are  worth the front page.

Here is my thought: Why don't the people on the committee that decides what we are allowed live off, try living off it themselves for one month. Walk away from your nice home with your clean bed and the food you can sit down and eat without having a cockroach lurking by, and go pick up your check. Of course you will need to find housing with your $535, and cover damage deposit plus moving expenses plus hook-up fee for lights, etc. Then live off of what's left.

One month is all I ask. For anyone who understands/lives like me—Chronic Bronchitis and the hundreds more—let's push for this challenge. No one will listen to us. We need the evening news and newspapers to put this out there!!!! Cause we are here embarrassed, with low self-worth and have given up, so we stay in our shell. Well, that's if we even have one!!!!!!
—Welfare Bum
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Friday, July 1, 2016

Thanks for the "news"

Posted on Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Today a major media outlet ditched organizations that are consulting politicians and constructing city plans to make our roads safer and more accessible for pedestrians and cyclists, creating change in this far-behind city. Why was the future of Halifax's roads and environment deemed low-priority? Because an old man was finally admitted to the correct hospital. Call me naive, but I think Haligonians know when they're being cheated out of important news. —Nothing to Report
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Distorted Story Not Distorted

Posted on Tue, May 10, 2016 at 4:00 AM

I recently read a story by some person in a Toronto newspaper who likes to come down on a group who has put up a billboard. This billboard was nothing but the fucking reality of what is going on in this one sided Society. It seems to have gotten their bloomers so twisted up so tight that it was stopping the blood flow to the brain of this poor person who I cannot mention although this person could put their name in dark print and try to sell the bullshit fucking garabage drooling out of their mouth and cannot accept the truth about certain discrimination. The fact is the billboard tells the facts get your fucking head out of the sand or that other dark place. It's so nice you are allowed to blurt out your say with you distorted percentages and cry when that is the way most get away with their actions. You sure you do not want to slam the door on your own face and blame someone else. How you fuckers get away with this is beyond belief. You sound like an offender of some of this shit yourself but the quilt being brought into the open BOTHERS you. Look how you get to bitch in a newspaper wheras another party would be shut down by those who could drown us in croc tears alone. Suck it up buttercup we are humans too. —Strawdog
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