[Ed. – Go figure. No, really, crunch some numbers. It’s WTSWD — What Thomas Sowell Would Do.]
[It’s] getting harder to harder to hide … The curious rise of homelessness spending, which rather counter-intuitively, seems to be making the homelessness problem worse. …
[A]ccording to Time magazine.
Homelessness in the city of Los Angeles has increased an estimated 16% since 2018, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), an agency that oversees government funds for homeless services in Los Angeles County.
LAHSA also reported an estimated 12% increase in homelessness since last year in Los Angeles County.
In a place as big as Los Angeles, that’s tens of thousands of people, as the article notes. Here’s the thing, though:
The uptick comes two years into a local 10-year initiative to aid people in need, which includes investments of about $355 million annually, along with a $1.2 billion investment by the city, to build thousands of supportive housing units over the course of the next decade.