Jan 19 2018

What If L.A.’s Homeless Population Were A City? Temporary Trailers for 67 Persons As A Short Term Solution? Homeless Deaths Doubled–All Pitiful.


 
 This LINK is to an excellent Op-Ed piece that appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, January 16.

An excerpt:
“Fifty-seven thousand eight hundred. That’s approximately how many people are homeless in Los Angeles County on any given night. If they all came together, they would constitute a city the size of (suburban) Arcadia.

What would such a city look like? What can we say about its residents, its health, its future?

If we walked through Homeless City, we would see that more than two-thirds of its residents are male. Four of every 10 people we meet would be African American — many more than in the surrounding areas, where only 9% of residents and 12% of those living in poverty are African American.

We wouldn’t get very far before being struck by the children of Homeless City. One of every 10 city residents is a child. We ought to be particularly worried for these 5,370 youths because experiencing homelessness as a child powerfully predicts later homelessness.”

TEMPORARY TRAILERS FOR THE HOMELESS

This LINK is to Mayor Garcetti and the City Council’s solution to end homelessness. A very pathetic and shamelful response to say the least in one of the nation’s wealthiest cities. Obviously the poorest of the poor in Los Angeles mean little to nothing to Los Angeles city officials.

REPORT SAYS HOMELESS DEATHS IN L.A. COUNTY DOUBLED IN FIVE YEARS

This LINK gives the grim and shameful story of the more than 800 homeless people who died on Los Angeles County streets and in shelters during 2017. This is morally wrong and unacceptable in the wealthiest nation in human history. May God have mercy on U.S.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2018/01/19/what-if-l-a-s-homeless-population-were-a-city

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