California has a homelessness problem that is serious enough to make many impoverished Third-World countries blush.
This is far from a new problem, even though the scale of the situation has only increased in recent years.
Gov. Gavin Newsom even appeared in a video touting his plan for solutions to the state’s biggest black eye — 14 years ago.
Gavin Newsom vows to end homelessness in San Fransisco in 10 year…in 2008 pic.twitter.com/m9b5k0pHO7
— Kevin Dalton (@KevinForBOS) September 22, 2022
The progressive corporatist was the mayor of San Francisco at the time.
In the video, Newsom outlined his solutions to the city’s problem with homelessness, pledging to build more housing. Housing shortages are continually cited as key to the unaffordable state’s homelessness crisis to this day.
In spite of an entire set of ever-growing local, state and federal programs, California’s homeless problem has only gotten discernibly worse, even as Newsom has ascended to higher office and continually been re-elected.
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness has tallied a steadily increasing homeless population in the state since 2010.