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Golden Streets

Posted: August 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

……………….This is a very thought provoking article…

A Home For Every Heart


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The photos above are photos of Washington D.C.’s “Golden Triangle” the geographic area that constitutes downtown DC. This Downtown area is managed by a non-profit called the Downtown Business Improvement District (Downtown B.I.D.) which has done a great job of cleaning the streets, planting an enormous amount of beautiful flowers, and hosting fun events such as movie nights and yoga in the park. The Downtown B.I.D. also does a lot of homeless outreach, although there are strong indicators that the Downtown B.I.D. would like to get homeless persons out of the downtown area (I’ll speak more specifically on that later in another post).

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Downtown B.I.D.’s slogan “Keep The Streets Golden,” and what that means. As you can see from the pictures above, it means a certain level of fanciness, art, shopping, aesthetic beauty, a bit of humor geared toward high-income persons. It also…

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very insightful book that I would recommend to everyone to remind them that we all belong …, August 3, 2014
This review is from: Gotta Find a Home: Conversations with Street People (Kindle Edition)
I think we often forget that the people we pass on the street, the homeless men and woman all around us are just that, men and women that had something happen in their life to land them there. Many of us are one step away from joining them and author Dennis Cardiff brings light to the reality of living on the streets and how people get there. Very insightful book that I would recommend to everyone to remind them that we all belong to one group, the human group and none of us are all that different. Excellent look into a problem most turn their heads from.