@benjancewicz https://scoop.me/housing-first-finland-homelessness/ slightly less tracking link
this is way better than most policy but still enriches landlords, I think?
it appears in this case the landlord is an NGO, partly funded by taxation, which has been buying up low cost / empty / disused buildings for about 10 years.
Squats do exist in Finland, but they are discovered and evicted quite quickly (same as any largish squat in Northern Europe; perhaps smaller ones exist and last longer)
@benjancewicz it's good, as far as reforms go anyway, but the "it's cheaper" part is pretty cringe for me. what if it wasn't?
@substack Often you gotta work with people where they're at, before you can slowly slide them over your way. Sometimes you gotta put your ideals or values to the side for a bit - don't lose sight, mind - and say shit you don't like that the other person will, or don't add extra info that you would prefer to that could put them off.
Right-wing folk do it all the time, and it's *very* effective, andI think that at this point, we need to prioritise effect a little over ideals.
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