let us also note the fact that MOST cheap housing in the “valley” is likely occupied by several “undocumented “tenants”...crowding out low and no income Americans.
I mean, what could POSSIBLY go wrong...?
Vagrancy, generally a misdemeanor offense, is no longer enforced in most municipalities since the 1970’s, hence the “homeless” problem that has exploded since then, and these “homeless” in affluent areas can make considerable money panhandling (newspeak for begging) that the IRS never hears about. San Fran in particular is a vile place. If you eve make eye contact with a street person, they harrass and follow you.
The government provides a package of welfare benefits that includes housing, a cash stipend, food and medical insurance to able-bodied individuals who are unemployed, that provides a living superior to working a minimum wage job. The catch is that they have to be sober.
If you were “homeless” for whatever reason, would you choose to be “homeless” in a low or middle income community or a high income community? What better place to panhandle for money than a community populated by high income liberals? A beggar in Silicone Valley spends less time begging on the street corner, collects more money, and gets to go back to his camp to relax and enjoy.