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Would you open up a spare room for a homeless person?
Bay Area officials have come up with a new solution for the progressive utopia's ever-worsening homeless crisis: Why not just have local residents take homeless people into their own homes?
Last year, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) actually invited more homeless people to come from other states to pursue "new beginnings" in the Golden State, adding that Californians "have a responsibility to accommodate" these newcomers. Well, it looks like he meant this literally, as according to the Mercury News, government programs and nonprofits are now asking Bay Area property owners to help accommodate the area's nearly 30,000 homeless individuals.
Homeless people have taken the governor up on his offer, moving to the Bay Area to take advantage of $820 per month welfare and food stamp provisions as well as notoriously lax law enforcement.
People say lack of housing forces local residents into the streets, but James says he came from Texas to San Francisco for the drugs, the non-enforcement of anti-camping laws, and the $820/month in welfare & food stamps. James says he sold fentanyl, 2 weeks ago, to a 15-year-old.pic.twitter.com/5qMr6tmlWs— Michael Shellenberger (@Michael Shellenberger) 1644416763
California's homeless crisis has only gotten worse since Governor Newsom was elected, but it's hardly a new problem for the Golden State. In 2019, BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer shed light on the shocking epidemic of homelessness in Los Angeles. Watch the mini-documentary "Los Angeles Has Fallen" below:
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