Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Where is homeless funding going?
The Times-Herald ^ | 02/18/2020 | Marissa Kendall

Posted on 02/18/2020 7:13:50 PM PST by GLH3IL

Chiu’s bill comes as the state and local governments are ramping up their spending on homelessness, but the number of people on the street continues to rise. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently proposed spending more than $1 billion on homelessness in his 2020-21 budget, including $750 million to build housing for the homeless and help prevent struggling families from ending up on the streets. His last budget also included about $1 billion to fight homelessness — including $650 million for cities and counties.

Meanwhile, the crisis keeps getting worse. The homeless population grew by 42% between 2017 and 2019 in San Jose, and by 47% in Oakland, according to those cities’ point-in-time counts. Statewide, it grew by 16% between 2018 and 2019.

Last week, the Legislative Analyst’s Office said the governor’s most recent proposed budget “does not present a clear path for how the state will address homelessness.”

(Excerpt) Read more at timesheraldonline.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: california; contracts; corruption; crisis; fraud; homelessness; incompetence; ngo; spending; unions
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-25 next last
They gotta study why they are incompetent...I'm sure it'll come up with a clear answer...right
1 posted on 02/18/2020 7:13:50 PM PST by GLH3IL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: GLH3IL

$$$ go to more White Collar Welfare for gov’t employees.


2 posted on 02/18/2020 7:15:16 PM PST by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GLH3IL

first (current) phase: legit social work orgs
future phases: grifters in the guise of legit social work orgs


3 posted on 02/18/2020 7:16:28 PM PST by SteveH (Zintentionally blank)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GLH3IL

The problem is not homelessness. It’s the legalization of drug addiction and vagrancy. The money is going to subsidize the behavior street people and the support organizations who make a profit exploiting them. Liberals call this compassion.


4 posted on 02/18/2020 7:22:12 PM PST by DeplorablePaul (s)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GLH3IL

a lot of $$$ to be made off the homeless...

third-party NGOs and gov’t contracts, building developers, lawyers are all making big $$$

the incentives are flipped... the more homeless, the more gov’t $$$ is made available with no accountability from citizens

if this is not addressed, the homeless will just only grow


5 posted on 02/18/2020 7:23:54 PM PST by sheehan (DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2; GLH3IL

Yes, it all goes to (largely) Dem voter employees and NGOs. That is government is every major city. Paying for votes through employment via government grants.

The people actually in the streets, serving food, helping people on their feet are volunteers or they are doing community service as part of some kind of criminal conviction. Either way, they are giving back to society for nothing other than their hearts or their duty. They get no money for it.

The money itself is sucked up by a giant pyramid scheme. $900 million allocated by X county/city, which is then divided up to 12 different agencies each with their own offices, overhead, bureaucracies, staff, car allowance, and six-figure payrolls to the managers etc. All they do is outsource to yet another 12 different subcontractors, each with their own overhead, car allowances, per diems, and 5 figure salaries. Who then outsource to various vendors, suppliers, providers etc each with their own overhead, expenses and costs etc for food and medicine and delivery.

I’d be surprised if $1 out of every $3 actually reaches the intended beneficiaries.


6 posted on 02/18/2020 7:30:56 PM PST by monkeyshine (live and let live is dead)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: GLH3IL

At least some of it goes to creating more homeless.


7 posted on 02/18/2020 7:33:24 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SteveH

Let that set in that a billion dollars can’t solve a problem; government will never succeed in spending a problem to being solved. Most of the money gets regurgitated to make the liberal more rich.


8 posted on 02/18/2020 7:36:15 PM PST by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: GLH3IL

Most of it is siphoned off by politicians and their favored contractors.


9 posted on 02/18/2020 7:43:16 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (If gun ownership by private citizens scares DemocRats, the 2nd Amendment is doing its job.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GLH3IL
"Where is homeless funding going?"

I'll hazard a guess and say the same place foreign aid is going ala Ukraine.

10 posted on 02/18/2020 8:14:41 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Blood of Tyrants

community organizers


11 posted on 02/18/2020 8:19:08 PM PST by olesigh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: GLH3IL

When you have a state that pushes welfare, protects illegals with sanctuary, allows the spending of funds for the homeless like medical care, food and protection from being responsible for violent crimes, and trying to open the door at the southern border to stack the deck of voting, legal or not, you are going to have to scramble to make it work. And borrowing from Peter to pay Paul has been the liberal tactic for well over 50 years. And to them, the end justifies the means.

rwood


12 posted on 02/18/2020 8:35:11 PM PST by Redwood71
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GLH3IL

Large portions of taxpayer’s money slated for social relief programs as well as other pools of special program monies are most likely being looted by the democrats in Sacramento who control the state. Unfortunately that’s the reality of the criminal scams of today’s politicians all across this country.


13 posted on 02/18/2020 9:10:12 PM PST by drypowder
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DeplorablePaul

You can divide them into three categories: (1) druggies, who can’t be helped, (2) paranoid schizophrenic types, who need institutional orders from a judge, and (3) people who need life-coaching and a year of real support from the regional government. On this last group, I’m not convinced that staying in California is worth discussing because of the cost of living and low potential for new jobs. I also say the same for NY City and a dozen urbanized areas.


14 posted on 02/18/2020 9:31:42 PM PST by pepsionice
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: GLH3IL
... ramping up their spending on homelessness, but the number of people on the street continues to rise.

In economics whatever you are willing to pay for is going to increase. That is why we have so many fatherless families, because the Government (us!) pays them to do so.

15 posted on 02/18/2020 10:26:44 PM PST by Nateman ( Unless the left is screaming you are doing it wrong.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pepsionice

The Homeless.

Creating government funded jobs

And Cash for programs controlled by insiders.

Hooray !!


16 posted on 02/18/2020 10:30:35 PM PST by jcon40 (The other post before yours really nails it for me. IOr keep people from / PC ing in ver and alway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: GLH3IL; All

Let’s see. First create a sanctuary city enticing misfit illegal aliens and drug cartels. Encourage drug abuse and lawlessness, allow mayors and governors to violate federal immigration laws, then send money to the city to encourage more of the same bad behavior.


17 posted on 02/19/2020 12:11:06 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GLH3IL

Nice of us to bail out CA.


18 posted on 02/19/2020 12:44:53 AM PST by momincombatboots (Ephesians 6... who you are really at war with)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GLH3IL
It's not a "Homeless" crisis. It is a Drug Addiction Crisis.


19 posted on 02/19/2020 2:12:22 AM PST by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GLH3IL

L8r


20 posted on 02/19/2020 3:15:22 AM PST by preacher ( Journalism no longer reports news, they use news to shape our society.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-25 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson