Homelessness (and disgusting and violent bums) are a growing problem in California, with a staggering number of individuals and families living on the streets. Thanks, Democrats! The state has the highest homeless population in the country, with an estimated 151,278 individuals experiencing homelessness on a given night in 2019.
There are a variety of reasons for this crisis, including a lack of affordable housing (Democrats oppose new housing developments), skyrocketing rent prices (crazy Democrat policies restricted supply!), and a lack of access to mental health and substance abuse resources (because Democrats refuse to force people to be institutionalized!). Many people living on the streets have been affected by poverty, unemployment, and other economic factors, and are unable to secure stable housing. Democrats also support people being on the street so they can then claim capitalism has failed.
The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated the situation, with many people losing their jobs and unable to pay their rent or mortgages. Democrat lockdowns caused that!
The state and local governments have taken some steps to address the problem, including increasing funding for affordable housing projects and homeless services. This has not helped at all, though. What needs to happen is we need politicians who will get tough and force people on the street to stop doing drugs. Bums and vagrants can either get institutionalized, great treatment, but they cannot stay on the street!
The liberal solution, which will fail, is to simply provide more subsidies to things that have already failed, such as rent subsidies or to hand out cash to bums.
California has the absolute worst homeless crisis in the nation, and it is because most of the politicians there are Democrats. We won’t see a solution until Democrats are defeated in California.
Homelessness is a serious problem in California, and it’s a problem that needs to be addressed with urgency. However, that can only happen when the political climate changes.