California Moves Homeless People into Camps
Southern California is facing a homelessness crisis thanks in no small part to leftist policies driving up the cost of living in the Golden State. As a result of endless progressivism, many lower-class California residents are left unable to afford housing. Now, Orange County is dealing with this crisis in one of the most controversial of ways — homeless camps.
The decision to open up a homeless camp in Irvine comes after Orange County allocated $90 million to pay for permanent housing for the homeless. Yet, even $90 million in funding is unable to make a dent in providing shelter for the homeless in Orange County, causing officials to move forward with their plans to move the homeless into a camp.
Homeless camps present several major problems. For one, they are a band-aid solution that doesn’t really help fix the problem. Beyond this, though, homeless camps are a serious public health concern. In one two-mile long camp that is just a short drive from Disneyland, state workers recently cleaned up 1,100 lbs of human waste, 250 tons of trash, and 5,000 hypodermic needles. One editorial published in the Los Angeles Times called the situation a “national disgrace”.
California ranks third on the list of states with the highest number of homeless per capita, behind two other largely liberal states New York and Hawaii. Until California officials stop throwing money and temporary solutions at the problem and get down to its root cause, the homeless crisis in the state can only be expected to grow more severe.
For more information on the homeless crisis Orange County is facing and their proposed solutions, be sure to check out the video below.
~ Liberty Video News