Keep Your Vaulted Ceilings; We Want Squalor

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WONGDOODY, LA is on a pro-bono mission with the Venice Community Housing Corp to draw attention to the one in 32 homeless living in the area.

With flyers pushing "Dumpster Alcove w/ Fecal Matter 4 RENT" and ads like the one at left featuring in the for-lease sections of papers like The Argonaut and LA Weekly, the effort does two things:

- Highlights real "living options" that the homeless have to deal with
- Pokes fun at euphemisms realtors use to promote less-than-savory real estate (who could say no to "purvy lurkers" and "mysterious stains"? It's so Dickens)

Since the launch of the campaign, the VCHC reports double the number of calls and website visitors. We wonder how many of those calls were actual inquiries about renting in squalor. There's something so bohemian about demanding a challenging atmosphere.

by Angela Natividad    Oct-18-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Cause, Good, Outdoor   

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