This is Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles on Christmas Day 2017 .
This is hard to take.
This is Very hard to take.
This is the reality of the streets now, today, in Los Angeles.
This man takes a long tour of the streets.
This man knows how bad it is.
This man knows why that is.
This man knows the bottomless funding scam that surrounds “homelessness.”
Homeless street services stall as encampments continue to grow In contrast to in many other cities, three-quarters of L.A.’s 34,000 homeless people live outdoors — on sidewalks and in canyons, riverbeds and alleys. Homeless vehicles and encampments jumped 25%, to 14,412 countywide in January, the last official count.
How should L.A. County homelessness funds be spent? The spending plan, covering the first three years of the 10-year duration of the quarter-cent sales tax, lists dollar amounts requested for 21 strategies approved by the board to receive Measure H funds. It is a revision of requests from county agencies that initially totaled more than $613 million by the third year, nearly twice the available funds.
Homeless street services stall as encampments continue to grow Funding for one strategy — camp cleanups or sweeps — expanded to $13 million. But spending on services for people living in the streets — mobile showers, housing navigation centers, storage facilities and homeless parking lots — lagged behind.