If you live in L.A, you know that you’ll find a homeless person almost in every street in this big city. California has one of the most privileged weather in the world, and that is one of the main reasons why many people end up moving to this state. Among those who moved to pursue their Hollywood dream are also those who live on the streets because they fled the east, north, and south cold temperatures. The L.A Times reports that there are about 59,000 homeless in the county. Every homeless person is exposed to violence and different illnesses; however, these two threats affect the female population more than men. They are a perfect target for sexual predators.
Business owners consider this problematic a threat to their businesses. From the trash left in front of their restaurants to people urinating in their properties are some of their claims.
A manufacturing owner in Oceanside expresses in this ABC10 video his concerns about the issue.
L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti has responded to this crisis with the creations of new shelters and assistance programs that could not only provide the homeless with a place to stay and eat but rehabilitate.
The escalation of the problem is attributed to different reasons, one of the is express in this “Turning point USA” video in which they blamed the homeless crisis on socialism.
As citizens, we should continue to demand our authorities to take action and create more opportunities to counteract this problem and provide better living conditions to everyone.