Homelessness In California A Cause Of Concern,
California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom bragged on Twitter this week about his achievements in fighting homelessness in the state,
Despite recent reports showing that California’s increase in the number of homeless tops that of all other states combined.
Newsom’s remarks came after President Trump blasted him and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a tweet early Thursday morning, writing:
Newsom responded, “I imagine Donald Trump’s Christmas to be like that scene when the Grinch yells ‘I’m an idiot!’ and his echo yells back ‘you’re an idiot!!’”
Newsom then retweeted a tweet from his office’s official Twitter account, which stated:
CA is doing more than ever to tackle the homelessness crisis despite the federal administration's roadblocks:
➡️$1B investment including $650M in emergency aid
➡️New legislation to help cities & counties
➡️Homelessness experts to identify solutions + morehttps://t.co/1ZMjC1eSOtAdvertisement
— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) December 27, 2019
President Trump fired off a tweet later Friday afternoon:
A report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last week revealed that:
Homelessness was on the rise in the United States in large part because of Democrat-controlled California.
Also “While the rest of the country experienced a combined decrease in homelessness in 2019, significant increases in unsheltered and chronic homelessness on the West Coast,
particularly California and Oregon, offset those nationwide decreases, causing an overall increase in homelessness of 2.7 percent in 2019,” HUD said in a statement.
“Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia reported declines in homelessness between 2018 and 2019,
while 21 states reported increases in the number of persons experiencing homelessness.
Homelessness in California increased by 21,306 people, or 16.4 percent, which is more than the total national increase of every other state combined.”
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement: “As we look across our nation, we see great progress, but we’re also seeing a continued increase in street homelessness along our West Coast where the cost of housing is extremely high.
In fact, homelessness in California is at a crisis level and needs to be addressed by local and state leaders with crisis-like urgency.
Addressing these challenges will require a broader, community-wide response that engages every level of government to compassionately house our fellow citizens who call the streets their home.”
Conditions in California have become so bad that the state experienced its lowest growth rate in nearly 120 years as people are fleeing the state in record numbers.
Homelessness In California A Cause Of Concern.
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