L.A.’s homelessness surged 75% in six years. Here’s why the crisis has been decades in the making By GALE HOLLAND

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Excerpt:

“The growth of a homeless day camp at the halls of civic power speaks to the breadth of Los Angeles’ burgeoning homelessness problem.

The number of those living in the streets and shelters of the city of L.A. and most of the county surged 75% — to roughly 55,000 from about 32,000 — in the last six years. (Including Glendale, Pasadena and Long Beach, which conduct their own homeless counts, the total is nearly 58,000.)

Three out of four homeless people — 41,000 — live in cars, campers, tents and lean-tos, by far the biggest single group of unsheltered people in any U.S. city. If you took out Los Angeles, national homelessness would have dropped last year for the first time since the recession.”
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My two cents: I see more people financially stressed, panicking, today than anytime in my life. Living in Eugene, Oregon, homeless are everywhere.

 

In big cities the homeless are isolated in certain areas, in Eugene they are everywhere.
We have some signs that say, do not give handouts.


Maybe we should watch them starve to death on the corners.

Do you have compassion for the needy in your town.


Do you think about giving an apple to the hungry man or woman on that corner.

 

Is our happiness tied to these homeless?

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3 responses to this post.

  1. empathy is dying
    in this society 😦

  2. We do not see the needy there are so many. We have lost our compassion and empathy for others

    We spend our money bribing colleges and acquiring status, power

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