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Homelessness jumps 12% in L.A. County and 16% in the city; officials ‘stunned’

Posted by  $  Solver 2 months, 2 weeks ago to Government
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“In a hard reality check for Los Angeles County’s multibillion-dollar hope of ending homelessness, officials reported Tuesday that the number of people living on the streets, in vehicles and in shelters increased by about 12% over last year.“

“As rent continues to increase and wages remain stagnant, the potential for individuals to fall into homelessness increases,” said Joel John Roberts, chief executive of PATH. “To counteract this imbalance, we must continue to invest in solutions like permanent supportive housing and push for legislation in Sacramento.”

They see the problem. Their solution is always more laws and stricter collective planning. Oh well, who is John Galt?
SOURCE URL: https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-homeless-count-encampment-affordable-housing-2019-results-20190604-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1YMqCttgwD9szrKnL5H0kSqoDk9qWWHri4yuC59xCnMVk3aV0lNPPKSsU


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  • Posted by Arthgallo 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    "To counteract this imbalance, we must continue to invest in solutions like permanent supportive housing"

    and there's the problem - Permanent Supportive Housing? what exactly does that mean...... free roof over your head for life without work? Is not this one of those states with an elevated "minimum wage" ? Hows that working out?
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  • Posted by  $  blarman 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    It's a simple axiom - what the government funds, you get more of. Why this was a surprise to them is a symptom of their crisis-management-based thinking as opposed to principles-based thinking.
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  • Posted by TheOldMan 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    "The uptick left officials struggling to understand how the tide could have turned so badly in a year when millions of dollars had been spent rolling out new initiatives to move people into shelters and permanent housing."

    Well duh, you get what you subsidize.
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  • Posted by Abaco 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    I live in a bedroom community in a norcal area. The homelessness here has grown much more. They're everywhere now - sleeping all over. Staggering around.
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    • Posted by  $  gharkness 2 months, 2 weeks ago
      Eventually - it's just a matter of time - they will feel entitled to enter your home without your permission, and they will do so. I mean really, don't you think you owe them (at least) that? (sarcasm, of course) Poor folks...it's almost like someone thinks they should work for a living, or something outrageous like that.
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  • Posted by  $  25n56il4 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    A friend told me the reason rentals are so ridiculous in California is because they have run out of building space! Overpopulation? Woo Woo. I haven't been to California in I am not going to say how many years and believe me, I thought it was overpopulated then!
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    • Posted by  $  nickursis 2 months, 2 weeks ago
      It helps the deep stae creatures who run Kalifornia to just open the doors and welcome all the illiterate, the illegal and the insane, as well as help make some with their drugs, free needles etc. Add it all up to a totally dysfunctional society barely supported by the 60% who still are stupid enough to work and live there.
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  • Posted by NealS 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Maybe California should just provide housing for everyone that doesn't have one. That way eventually everyone in California will become homeless but living in free government housing and all the people will be equal. That would be the "fair" thing to do by today's liberal standards.
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    • Posted by mccannon01 2 months, 2 weeks ago
      I've been saying all those rich entertainers and liberals in Kalifornia that believe in the socialist/communist dream should be given the opportunity to live that dream by having all their wealth confiscated and spread around for the greater good. At the same time the keys to their homes and cars should be made available for any that don't have a home or car just so income equality can be achieved in socialist/communist fairness fashion.
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      • Posted by  $  Dobrien 2 months, 1 week ago
        At the local golf course I happened to park next to a $100,000 sports car. It had a rainbow sticker with the words “All are welcome here”
        On a post-it note I wrote “well then next time don’t lock your bloody car door” and I pasted it on his window. For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge ing Idiot.
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  • Posted by  $  nickursis 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    You have to love it when demonrats are "stunned". They increase taxes like crazy, increase the burden on business so they cannot raise wages, and burden the entire economy with their corruption, and then are "stunned"? It just confirms Q: They are Stupid.
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    • Posted by  $  Dobrien 2 months, 1 week ago
      Cher figured some of it out when she tweeted after Trump threatened to bus the illegal asylum seekers to the sanctuary cities.
      Cher rightly said we need to take care of our own homeless vets that number over 50,000 in LA.
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  • Posted by  $  Dobrien 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    It’s like they tilted the country and all the fruits and nuts rolled to Kalifornicatia.
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    • Posted by  $  25n56il4 2 months, 1 week ago
      I saw a California license plate in my tiny town today! I didn't run over them because there was an 'Army' sticker on the vehicle. Must have been someone's kid on holiday! But I can't believe California can be 'stunned' by all the homeless. They created it letting rents get so high no one can afford to live there without two six figure salaries in the house.
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