@geesehoward I'm in state-assigned housing and while I'm glad to have it, I'm also looking forward to when I'm able to go apartment hunting and pick something that suits my needs and not the states.
@kline wow in america landlord parasites charge you for the privilege of just being considered to live in their ill kept poorly maintained properties and people line up to do these activities, (because they would be homeless otherwise)
@geesehoward here's an example of laws and protections surrounding fees, and these do actually work in practice: https://scotland.shelter.org.uk/professional_resources/legal/accessing_accommodation/deposits_and_accommodation_agencies/unlawful_fees
it's probably much easier to campaign for these and move the needle slowly, over time, than seek big-bang change all the way up to state housing.
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