my housing crisis has ended. i am re-housed and my application for the Toronto Transitional Housing Allowance Program (TTHAP) has finally been approved. i spare you the details of the waiting in one limbo after the other and of the a-synchronicities experienced.
now, i find myself both humbled and furious in the face of what i have learned. i had never experienced before the subtle but more and more rooting breach of dignity that comes with the risk of loosing one’s right to housing and, that can’t be stopped by any friends’ help other than by providing housing. i am furiously disempowered while aware of the changes that our system would need to respect our right to housing.
we have to change something.