By Michael SNYDER
Can you picture what it would be like to not have a house? For many Americans, this is not something that they need to envision due to the fact that it is a daily reality. No one knows for sure how many homeless people there are in this nation, however recent estimates range from “less than 600,000 to more than 1.5 million people”, and everyone concurs that the number has been growing. Even as the rich participate in wild bidding warsover the most preferable properties, more impoverished Americans are being forced into the streets with each passing day. There has actually always been homelessness in America, however here in 2021 it is quickly becoming a crisis of legendary percentages.
Paradoxically, the state with the worst issue is also the wealthiest state in the country. A minimum of 160,000 homeless people presently reside in California, although numerous believe that official figure is way too low. The number of homeless in the state had actually been rising for many years, and after that the pandemic came along…
Tent-lined streets with belongings scattered everywhere. Infected injuries with bugs living inside. A male who hasn’t showered in over a years. An 80-year-old lady who can’t feed herself. People who ride the city rail lines because the trains are a more secure location to sleep.
California’s homeless problem has been out of control for decades. Then came COVID-19.
In many California cities, tent cities have apparently popped up everywhere these days. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the number of camping tent encampments in San Francisco alone has actually grown by 70 percentthroughout the pandemic …
Tent encampments are normal sights under highways and in locations such as skid row– a pocket of downtown Los Angeles understood for its vast homeless population– but the pandemic, shutdowns and quarantines caused them to spread out across the city. Encampments turned up in parking area, community parks and outside schools, not just in Los Angeles however other parts of the state.
In San Francisco alone, tent encampments grew by 70% and became more visible throughout the city, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
San Francisco is one of the wealthiest cities in the whole world.
If this is taking place now, how bad will things get when the U.S. economy truly begins to break down?
The homelessness crisis continues to proliferate on the east coast as well. In New York City, numerous have actually become concerned about the “growing presence” of the homeless in Times Square…
An influx of homeless individuals into Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen area neighborhood after an emergency situation move by New york city City to alleviate crowding in shelters has been a reality of pandemic life for the neighborhood considering that last spring.
Many of the newbies, residing in neighboring hotel rooms contracted by the city, have been mostly inconspicuous. However others with mental health and drug problems have ended up being a growing presence in Hell’s Kitchen and nearby Times Square.
Now that the pandemic is fading, lots of New Yorkers are quite eager to have actually the homeless gotten rid of from Times Square because the tourists are starting to return.
Needless to state, seeing hordes of homeless people laying in the streets is not good for business, and the boost in homelessness has actually also helped to fuel a significant rise in violent crimein the Times Square area …
The authorities precinct that includes Times Square and much of the hotels has seen a 183 percent spike in felony attacks and 173 percent spike in burglaries so far this year compared to 2020, according to NYPD information.
As you can most likely think of, homelessness has been growing in the middle of the country too.
In Dallas, a large homeless camp was recently eliminated by authorities after local residents loudly grumbled…
The city of Dallas has eliminated a homeless camp after nearby residents complained it was putting their health and wellness in jeopardy.
While some who called the camp house state they have no location to go, next-door neighbors are grateful the city is lastly reacting. The sprawling homeless encampment was covered by a canopy of trees and located behind homes along Tres Branding Lane in northeast Dallas.
No one wants a homeless camp in their area, however where are those homeless individuals expected to go?
They need to sleep someplace.
However for now, locals of that specific neighborhood are simply thrilled that those homeless people are no longer their issue. In fact, one local resident told journalism that she is so pleased that they are gone that she has “chills”…
“I am so fired up, I am so delighted, I have chills,” said resident Maria Sanchez. “It’s not just the homelessness that we’re speaking about, its other individuals that are, you understand, doing other illicit activities questionable activities.”
So what takes place if Maria Sanchez loses her current job and begins getting behind on her lease or home loan payments?
Ultimately, the vast bulk of Americans are just a couple of months far from being homeless themselves.
In truth, now that an across the country eviction moratorium is ending, we are being told that millions more Americansmight quickly be displaced into the streets …
COUNTLESS tenants face eviction as a nationwide ban is set to end in two weeks.
It comes as 5.7 million Americans– nearly 14% of all tenants across the country– had actually fallen behind on their rent in April.
The research study by the National Equity Atlas revealed that renters owed almost $20 billion in lease, with low-income people among those worst affected.
So as bad as things are now, they might soon get a great deal even worse.
Can you envision what that would look like?
Sleeping on the streets is very harmful, and huge numbers of homeless individuals end up dying. According to U.S.A. Today, more than 1,300 homeless individuals died in Los Angeles County alone in 2020 …
The crisis in California has actually left a path of death.
Some originated from drug overdoses, violence or without treatment illnesses that intensify over time. Others originate from suicide. These individuals die under highways, along sidewalks and in alleys, medical facilities and cars. More than 1,300 passed away last year in Los Angeles County alone. An extra 1,200 passed away the year prior to that.
Throughout the pandemic, the federal government has actually obtained and invested trillions and trillions of dollars, and the Federal Reserve has actually pumped trillions and trillions of dollars into the monetary system, and yet the suffering of those at the bottom of the economic food chain has gotten much, much even worse.
Something is very incorrect with that picture.
No matter what our leaders do, the homelessness crisis in this country just seems to keep intensifying. Huge numbers of our fellow citizens will be sleeping on the streets tonight, and many more will soon be joining them.