A homeless man walks along a street lined with trash across the street from LAPD Central Community Police Station in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, May 30, 2019. The union that represents the LAPD is demanding a cleanup of homeless encampments in the city after one detective who works downtown was diagnosed with typhoid fever and two others are showing similar symptoms. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
There are many people across the nation with many opinions about California’s homeless crisis. But you know what they say about opinions and mouth holes…everyone’s got one. Well, it goes something like that anyway.
There is a tragically large contingent of people who think that our homeless woes are mostly a result of our housing costs. Our housing costs are indeed outrageous. However, the homeless crisis is not a housing crisis. It isn’t even a funding crisis, as the state and all our various cities are literally spending billions of dollars a year to build housing and provide shelters.