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From The Blog
Three years ago we posted this blog about why housing is such a critical intervention for someone who is HIV+ or who has AIDS. Today on World AIDS Day, we wanted to revisit the two client stories in the blog and share some thoughts about what has changed, and what hasn’t, in the past three years.
As of 5pm on Friday afternoon, all but one tent has been cleared from the field area of the Foggy Bottom encampment. Three garbage trucks just left the area, filled with people’s belongings that were designated as trash.
It is a rainy morning in November, a cold front is moving in, and we will probably have our first below freezing night in the next few days. In Foggy Bottom, Mayor Bowser has instructed the police, public works and her human services agencies to displace dozens of homeless people who have clustered together tents to form a small community. This is just the first encampment—she has resolved to shut down every encampment in DC. She has not committed to making sure each of its residents has somewhere safe to go before their homes and communities are lost.