California Is Responsible for Almost Half The Unsheltered Homeless In The United States

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Nearly half of the unsheltered homeless people in the United States live in one state: California. Four of the five American cities with the greatest homeless statistics are in the Golden State. California has the worst income inequality of all 50 states.

Unsheltered homeless people represent just over a third (35%) of the overall homeless population nationwide. As well, California has the highest poverty rate in the United States.

What has happened to the the state that Americans flocked to for over a century?

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47% of all unsheltered homeless people nationwide live in the California. That defines all of those Americans that sleep in areas not meant for habitation. Sidewalks, cars, parks, abandoned buildings…any place that is not considered shelter.

This is according to a new report just released: Due to decades of misguided and faulty policies!

Due to decades of misguided and faulty policies, homelessness is a serious problem. Over half a million people go homeless on a single night in the United States. Approximately 65 percent are found in homeless shelters, and the other 35 percent—just under 200,000—are found unsheltered on our streets (in places not intended for human habitation, such as sidewalks, parks, cars, or abandoned buildings).

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Homelessness almost always involves people facing desperate situations and extreme hardship. They must make choices among very limited options, often in the context of extreme duress, substance abuse disorders, untreated mental illness, or unintended consequences from well-intentioned policies. Improved policies that address the underlying causes of the problem and more effectively serve some of the most vulnerable members of society are needed.

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The state has spent over $1 trillion since 1995 to lower poverty, homelessness, and income inequality!

Sacramento and local governments have spent massive amounts for the sole purpose of fixing the poverty issue for decades now. It is obviously not working. Nearly $958 billion from 1992 through 2015 on public welfare programs, including cash-assistance payments, vendor payments, and “other public welfare,”

In fact, with around $100 billion a year going toward welfare, California’s spending on the financially needy is more than the next two on the list combined.

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Fifty five percent of immigrant and 30 percent of natives families in the state get some kind of means-tested benefits.for poverty.

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s supplemental poverty measure shows roughly 7.5 million Californians, about 19 percent of the state’s total population, live in poverty.

Fifty five percent of immigrant and 30 percent of natives families in the state get some kind of means-tested benefits.for poverty.

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Living in California has become the worst state in the union for overall quality of life. Unless you are very rich or homeless. U.S. News & World Report’s most-recent Best States rankings say The Golden State ranked 50th in quality of life by fairing poorly in the natural and social environment categories.

Businesses are fleeing as well. We have reported time and time again the huge numbers of businesses fleeing the over-regulated state.

I was born and raised in California so this makes me sad. So well do I remember decades ago when it was such a wonderful and successful place to live. I remember when San Francisco was a place with clean streets and safe.

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But for almost three decades my beloved California has been in a severe decline. People, like me, are fleeing the state in droves for places like Texas and Florida where the standard of living is much better.

It is falling apart and it is so very, very sad.

 

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