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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 08:13 PM

Trump administration ousts top homelessness official as White House prepares broad crackdown

Source: Washington Post

Trump administration ousts top homelessness official as White House prepares broad crackdown

Matthew Doherty, an Obama administration pick, led council tasked with coordinating government response

By Jeff Stein
11/16/2019, 3:00:14 p.m.

A top federal homelessness official announced Friday that he has left his post at the Trump administration’s request, an unexpected move that comes as the White House plans a sweeping crackdown aimed at homelessness in California.

Matthew Doherty, executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, wrote in an email to colleagues that the administration “no longer wishes to have me” in the position. Doherty also announced on Twitter that he was leaving at the administration’s request.

“It has been an incredible honor to serve at USICH, and I do feel like I am leaving on my own terms,” Doherty said in an email obtained by The Washington Post. “I believe that I have been able to keep my integrity intact; but, they have now told me to pack my things up and go.”

The Trump administration is still actively exploring options for a crackdown on homelessness aimed at California, a process that has been ongoing for months, according to one person with knowledge of the planning who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share internal information.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/11/16/trump-administration-ousts-top-homelessness-official-white-house-prepares-broad-crackdown/

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Eugene Nov 16 OP
safeinOhio Nov 16 #1
Zorro Nov 16 #2
RKP5637 Nov 16 #3
Newest Reality Nov 16 #7
elleng Nov 16 #4
Guilded Lilly Nov 16 #5
Glimmer of Hope Nov 16 #6

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 08:36 PM

1. So do they want to

provide homes?

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 08:39 PM

2. No they're going to try and find a way to punish California

It's what this fuckstick administration does.

They don't fix problems, they create problems.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 08:42 PM

3. tRump's, like a black hole. He sucks in things/people and destroys them. Such an evil POS. n/t

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:21 PM

7. Nope!

Not that I have heard. That would be the job of HUD to start to deal with issues of affordable housing, but Ben Carson says that's not HUD's job. Again, that's what I know of it.

They were floating moving the homeless to a facility which is going to open a real can of worms considering the rights of homeless people and how they will be able to get them to comply.

It's a concentration camp mentality. Ah, I think, as long as Trump is in, it will be a progression from immigrants to anybody who is vulnerable just as we have seen in history. So, that's the solution they want.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 08:54 PM

4. "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges,

to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread.”

Voltaire

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 09:15 PM

5. If it is evil and inhumane, the Cretin will promote it. n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 09:42 PM

6. Someone is going to get paid.

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