There is much that we don’t know right now. We do know that hate crimes are on the rise, both locally and across the nation. Racism, xenophobia, homophobia and misogyny have crawled out from under their rocks and are feeling the warm, reflected glow of a Trump presidency.
We also know that, for homeless folks, as bad as things were, they just got worse. When House Speaker Paul Ryan is what passes for a moderate in D.C., we are in deep trouble.
Seattle is threatened with a complete loss of federal housing dollars. HUD will be run by a guy who doesn’t believe in public housing. Attacks on health care will begin with the most vulnerable and work their way up. Etcetera.
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