(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Out of America’s half a million–and growing–homeless population, over 50% of the “unsheltered” live in the leftist utopia that is California.
According to a recent report, America’s homeless population sits at 582,462 and is growing. Approximately two thirds of those live in shelters, and the rest are “unsheltered,” the Post Millennial reported.
Out of those “unsheltered,” half live in leftist Gov. Gavin Newsom’s California.
“California accounted for half of all unsheltered people in the country (115,491 people). This is more than nine times the number of unsheltered people in the state with the next highest number, Washington,” the report says.
“California also had the highest rate of homelessness, with 44 people experiencing homelessness out of every 10,000 people in the state.”
Out of the entire homeless population, nearly one third lives in the Golden State.
“More than half of all people experiencing homelessness in the country were in four states:
California (30% or 171,521 people); New York (13% or 74,178 people); Florida (5% or 25,959 people); and Washington (4% or 25,211).”
The homeless population has increased since COVID lockdowns began and President Joe Biden took office.
The homeless problem has afflicted major urban centers in particular, both in California and other states.
According to the report, over half of the nation’s homeless population lives in the 50 larges cities and their surrounding areas. Between Los Angeles and New York alone lives over one fifth of the unsheltered population.
Los Angeles County currently has over 65,000 homeless, while New York City came in second with nearly 62,000.
Six of the top 10 cities in terms of homeless population are in California.
Of course, the data simply confirms what has long been apparent: California and its leftist policies lead to political disaster.
Crime, drugs, anti-racism and illegal immigration all run rampant in Newsom’s state, along with homelessness.
As a result, thousands have tried to flee the floundering state.