Liberal Utopia Los Angeles is not all that it is cracked up to be. The homeless population has jumped up by 20% with some areas at an even higher 23%. That’s one in every five people living on the streets.
The homelessness comes as a result of the cost of living and rent soaring up to an unexpected high. Los Angeles should definitely clean its own house before taking a stand against President Donald Trump’s politics, because what they’ve got brewing at home is terrifying.
In 2015, authorities had to declare a state of emergency and had $100 million to help with their homelessness problem. It is now two years later and their problem is still not getting resolve, but is only getting worse.
Since the year 2000, the rent has increased by 32%, but the average income that people are getting in the area has dropped by 3%. Hardworking people simply just can not afford to live their.
The liberal agenda is eating itself up. If left alone, this money sink hole is just going to collapse into itself.
The county needs to build at least 550k affordable rental homes in order to keep their people off the streets, but a project of that caliber needs money. If everyone there is living on the street, where are they going to get that money? From hard working taxpayers all across the United States, of course.
In its latest report, the LAHSA said there were 57,794 people homeless in the county during its survey in January, compared to 46,874 in 2016. In the city there were 34,189 with no permanent roof over their heads, the report said, compared to 28,464 the year before. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said there was “no sugarcoating the bad news”. “It’s impossible to wrap your head around the numbers,” he told reporters, adding that soaring rents and the city’s high cost of living were partly to blame. “We can’t let rents double every year,” he told reporters. Average rents in Los Angeles County have increased by 32% since 2000 while average household incomes for people renting have fallen by 3% when adjusted for inflation, according to the California Housing Partnership.
It says those on the lowest incomes are spending 70% of their income on rent, leaving little for food and other needs. The county needs to build more than 550,000 affordable rental homes for low-income households, the LAHSA says. Los Angeles recently approved new measures to raise $1.2bn (£932m) in bonds to build 10,000 new units of housing for homeless people. There are also plans to raise about $3.5bn over 10 years to pay for other homelessness projects.