Homelessness In Los Angeles Rises By Twelve Percent Despite Hundreds Of Millions Spent Fighting Problem

Los Angeles has a serious homeless problem and it’s only getting worse, despite spending millions of dollars trying to solve it.

The tent camps and the rats which come with them are posing a major health risk and bringing back diseases not seen in cities for years.

FOX News has the latest:

Homelessness jumps 12 percent across Los Angeles County despite $619M in spending

The number of homeless people in Los Angeles County jumped 12 percent over the past year, officials announced Tuesday, despite $619 million in government spending to help alleviate the problem.

The annual point-in-time count recorded nearly 59,000 homeless people countywide, with the largest number — 36,000 — coming from the city of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, a county agency which conducted the count, delivered its report to the Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday meeting.

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The 2018 tally found a slight decrease in the homeless population at just over 53,000 people. Supervisor Janice Hahn called the new numbers “disheartening.”

“Even though our data shows we are housing more people than ever, it is hard to be optimistic when that progress is overwhelmed by the number of people falling into homelessness,” Hahn said.

Homeless advocates put the blame on elected officials for not doing enough to get people off the street…

The count found a 24 percent increase in homeless youth, defined as people under 25, and a 7 percent jump in people 62 or older. An estimated 29 percent of people experiencing homelessness are mentally ill or have substance abuse issues, officials said.

Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, had some nerve to tweet this:

Some of the responses are great:

People see what’s happening in California.

It’s not pretty.

 

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