Skip to comments.America's homeless population rises for first time in years
Posted on 12/06/2017 5:56:18 PM PST by Olog-hai
The nations homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Point in Time count Wednesday, a report that showed nearly 554,000 homeless people across the country during local tallies conducted in January. That figure is up nearly 1 percent from 2016.
Of that total, 193,000 people had no access to nightly shelter and instead were staying in vehicles, tents, the streets and other places considered uninhabitable. The unsheltered figure is up by more than 9 percent compared to two years ago.
Increases are higher in several West Coast cities, where the explosion in homelessness has prompted at least 10 city and county governments to declare states of emergency since 2015.
City officials, homeless advocates and those living on the streets point to a main culprit: the regions booming economy. Rents have soared beyond affordability for many lower-wage workers who until just a just few years ago could typically find a place to stay. Now, even a temporary setback can be enough to leave them out on the streets.
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No Democrat in the White House. It’s like magic.
Cause it’s his fault :) Extreme sarcasm
Right on cue. Next will be “women and children hit hardest”.
No empty houses to live in.
We NEVER have homeless people when a democrat is president.
‘Rat Urban Utopias.
I’ve seen this for decades; there are only homeless people when there is a Republican president. They become invisible to ‘journalists’ when a Dem is in office.
Gee. Homelessness was barely talked about during the Obama era. Now all of a sudden there’s a spike, and undoubtedly it’s Trump’s fault.
AT LEAST they painted the culprit as ridiculous rents.
Of course the implication is it’s Trump’s fault.
But i’m surprised they even added a caveat.
Right on schedule. It’s like a formula they’ve got or something.
Let's see what do those states have in common?
Reagan caused all the homeless
Trump had a black family evicted when he took office.
Sort of. It was a legacy of slavery....
No. The liar press hasn’t been reporting on them for that 8 year period when the fraud was in office.
He even criticized the black father as incompetent before he evicted him, his wife and their two children.
And unemployment is down too. Parasites.
I remember Bernard Goldberg having a chapter in his book “Bias” that has the title “How Bill Clinton Cured Homelessness”, lol.
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