Staggering Number Of Homeless In LA Shows How Tough It Is To Get By
SHTFplan.com, June 2, 2017
The number of homeless people in Los Angeles is skyrocketing. In just one year, the figures revealed that the homeless population in the city grew 20% while the numbers for the wider Los Angeles County were even higher at 23%.
As if looking at those numbers isn’t cringeworthy enough, The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority reported Wednesday that 6,000 homeless young people were tallied across the county in January, a 61% increase over the 2016 total. Most of the young people are ages 18 to 24. All the youth shelters have waiting lists and affordable housing is tough to find. The system is overwhelmed.
The number of homeless continue to go up. In 2015 authorities declared a public emergency as the numbers sleeping on the streets soared. Whatever is being done right now is not working.
Homelessness in LA County has grown at a shocking rate. More and more people are becoming homeless. It is clear that if we are going to end the homeless crisis, we need to stem the overwhelming tide of people falling into homelessness.
But it isn’t that easy. Experts are placing the blame on soaring rents and a high cost of living as the two major factors. According to Expatistan.com, a 900 square foot furnished apartment will cost over $2400 per month.
Average rents in Los Angeles County have increased by 32% since 2000 while average household incomes for people renting have fallen by 3% when adjusted for inflation.
There were 57,794 people homeless in the county in January, compared to 46,874 in 2016. In the city there were 34,189 with no permanent roof over their heads, compared to 28,464 the year before.
The county needs to build more than 550,000 affordable rental homes for low-income households.
When the number of homeless increases this dramatically, it’s easy to see that the nation is in an economic bind. It’s getting harder and harder to get by, and any sort of financial issue, no matter how small, could easily cause homelessness for those living paycheck to paycheck.
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