A photo of Street Sense vendor James Davis, holding his fist in the air, with a protestor.
credit: James Davis

First of all, congratulations on being elected to this high office. It is with great pleasure that I present you with Street Sense, the D.C. area’s premiere street newspaper by and about the homeless community.

I know that for a fact, in all of your appearances at rallies/comedy shows, speeches and town hall meetings that I have never heard you mention anything about people experiencing homelessness. May I remind you that New York has some 50,000 homeless individuals who live there — none in Trump Tower, I’m sure, because there are no affordable housing for low to moderate income individuals in your golden temple.

Your new city of co-residency will have more than 8,000 people experiencing homelessness by the time you take oath. These people are in need of permanent supportive housing, so this should be an easy task to perform as the president of the United States.

“These people are in need of permanent supportive housing…

Our nation’s capital has always been a drop-off point for people exiting the criminal justice system. People who come to file lawsuits seek relief from various government agencies – only to find themselves running out of resources and ending up homeless. We here at Street Sense do our part in offering those who want to escape homelessness a chance to do so.

You have an opportunity here to be a celebrated president by ending homelessness in this country by doing the right thing. It is my hope and our hope that you accomplish this.

Just like you are not a politician but a businessman, I myself am not into politics either. I just believe that housing is a human right and any person with a heart and decency for those less fortunate than themselves would want to do all in their power.

Thanks for tweeting back.

James Davis

P.S. This message is for all customers and Street Sense supporters. When you finish with this paper, please consider dropping your copy in an envelope to the White House. I hope our readership floods Capitol Hill with thousands of copies of Street Sense over the next four years or less. Thank all of you and God Bless You. This message has not been approved by Putin.

President Donald Trump
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

James Davis is a senior vendor of Street Sense and a speaker for the National Coalition for the Homeless Speaker’s Bureau.