As is the case with many progressive-run large cities, Los Angeles is facing a major homeless crisis. I’ve reported on this many times over the last several years, see the following:
Paradise lost: Homeless in demorat-run Los Angeles
Demorat-run Los Angeles County: Homeless death rate jumps by more than a third
Demorat-run Los Angeles: 124 confirmed cases of Typhus amid fears Bubonic Plague is affecting homeless
Liberal utopia of Los Angeles: Take a look at Skid Row…
That is rhetorical, of course. Just take a look at this:
ABC7 News reports that the non-profit Economic Roundtable predicts that chronic homelessness in Los Angeles County is expected to skyrocket by 86% in next four years.
Aparently the impact of Wuhan virus is expected to be twice as bad as the financial crisis of 2008.
Los Angeles County has approximately 15,000 chronically homeless and that number is expected to DOUBLE in the next four years.
More from the ABC story: The county’s overall homeless population, which includes so-called “couch surfers” and others who bounce in and out of homelessness, is currently hovering around 66,000. The Economic Roundtable forecast pegs that number at 89,760 by 2023, a 36% increase.
Read the whole story here.
This is what years of progressive policies gets you.