Thanksgiving 2017: Millions of Hungry, Homeless, Unemployed Americans Struggle

homeless shelter during mealtime
Jacksonville, FL’s City Rescue Mission Feeds 700 Homeless
Thanksgiving Dinner

Overpopulated Los Angeles Now Coping with Homeless Latinos

homeless tent in city scene
Fewer People Best Solution to Homelessness.

California’s Perpetual Population Growth Pressures Homebuilders

Citing regulatory barriers, high costs and fewer public resources, the California Department of Housing and Community Development reported earlier this year that the state isn’t keeping up with housing demand. Through the last 10 years, 80,000 new homes were built on average annually, in contrast to demand for 180,000 homes each year. If growth trends continue, 1.8 million new homes will be needed just by 2025.

Homeless in Hawaii

For those whose heads are still stuck in the sand about the dire consequences of overpopulation, consider Hawaii which has just declared a homeless emergency. Governor David Ige recently signed a proclamation to fight homelessness with the goal of helping young and old turn their lives around.

California Population Up, So is Homelessness

Add this to the growing number of problems California faces that more population would exacerbate: according to the biennial census, Los Angeles County has more people sleeping on the streets and in their cars than two years ago, many of them for the first time. Of the 44,359 homeless in L.A. County, only 30 percent were sheltered.

Census Bureau: California Number One in Poverty

How much longer California can continue to import poverty before it wakes up to and acknowledges the reality on the ground is anyone’s guess. But the day of reckoning has to be drawing closer.