This post from last year is still accurate, but will not likely continue to be so as the eviction moratorium expires at the end of January. These are scary times.
I probably should have written a new article for this week, since I actually had a bit of spare time; but I am not sorry to say that I took some time off. I know I should address some of those topics that I get messages about, including some that I have been neglecting since summer; but things are still rather hectic, and will continue to be that way for a while.
Homelessness in America has been increasing very slightly for the past three years. It has been increasing in parts of California for a bit longer, and at a slightly more accelerated rate. More substantial increases are concentrated mostly in urban regions, particularly Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco. Homelessness really is a growing problem, at least for now.
However, for the decade prior to the
the relatively recent increase that began only three years ago,
homelessness had been decreasing at a substantial rate. Furthermore,
the substantially increasing rates of homelessness in urban regions
of California are sufficiently offset by decreasing rates in suburban
and rural areas, to average out to only a minimal increase for the
This is not about homelessness in all
of America though. Nor is it about homelessness in the rest of
California. Here in Felton, the rate of homelessness has decreased
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