The poor scamps living on local streets have learned from KC Tenants and Stand Up KC social justice movements; brightly colored t-shirts and heartfelt conversations with local newsies power a new wave of activism and more demands for resources.
Sadly, there's no hint at where the money to pay for freebie housing will come from . . . And, sadly, freebie housing resources are nowhere to be found in the Prez Biden bailout budget that's mostly just a clandestine corporate shell game.
But, I'm sure city hall will figure it out somehow.
In the meantime, a recent Internets clip helps explain why homeless camps remain at city hall and in Westport.
Here's public tv activism promo . . .
"When Scott Eike froze to death on New Year's Day, pressure to assist the unhoused community forced the city to open Bartle Hall as an overnight warming center. But as the crisis of a pandemic, sub-zero temperatures, evictions and chronic homelessness converge, houseless advocates are done accepting temporary solutions. A new push for stable dignified housing assistance has emerged with demands that members of the unhoused community have a seat at the decision-making table."
Developing . . .