Tag Archives | Homelessness

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Six West

A New Housing Model for Tucson There is a nationwide conversation about low cost housing solutions. In cities like Portland, Oregon and Austin, Texas, low income residents have taken the initiative to create their own villages. Here in Tucson, we are just starting the conversation. Some discussion took place within the Occupy Tucson movement, which […]

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The Homeless are Green

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN They mostly ride bikes, take the bus, or walk where they go.  They wear discarded clothing, eat discarded food, in a pinch they smoke discarded tobacco.  Their carbon footprint approaches zero and then goes negative when they begin collecting cans and bottles. Not all will or should ascribe to this lifestyle, but […]

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Occupy Homelessness

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Every year, men, women, and children are arrested for performing basic activities that are essential to life. . There is increasing regulation of the streets, subways, parks, and other public places to restrict the activities that can be performed there. Communities are using the criminal law to cleanse their streets of homeless […]

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DARKLING

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN They stroll the hot side-walks as the pavement sizzles from the unwavering Sun. Their survival means hope as their bodies undergo never-ending pounding of moving and shuffling to keep from going insane, grief deep as life or thought. We see them often as microscopic, and from a distance a faint light twinkles […]

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