Kamala Harris teams up with Maxine Waters on $13B plan to “end” homelessness

The street of LA…

Not ONE mention of addressing the REAL culprits of homelessness: Drugs and mental health issues. Yet if the actual root of the problem is addressed then there’s no need for continuously siphoning taxpayer dollars.

From HuffPo: Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who is running for president, introduced a bill Thursday that would invest billions of more dollars in affordable housing and other initiatives to prevent homelessness.

The “Ending Homelessness Act,” which was co-sponsored by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), would give an additional $13.27 billion over five years to create an estimated 400,000 affordable housing units.

The funds would go to supportive housing, including homeless shelters and transitional housing, as well as housing vouchers for low-income families and local outreach services to homeless residents.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) introduced a similar bill in the House in March, which passed in committee and is expected to go to the House floor.

“Too many people don’t have a safe place to call home. We must act quickly to tackle our country’s homelessness crisis head on,” Harris said in a news release. “The women and men who woke up this morning on a bench or under an overpass cannot afford to wait.”

The lack of affordable housing is a nationwide crisis, and California has one of the highest rates of homelessness. On any given day in January 2018, more than 500,000 people were homeless in the U.S., according to a federal report.

Nearly a quarter of the nation’s homeless residents live in California. In the past two years, homelessness has spiked in Los Angeles, parts of which Waters represents, and the San Francisco Bay Area, where Harris is from and had served as district attorney.

President Donald Trump went on a tear last month about homelessness in California, notably complaining about how people living in tents were ruining the “prestige” of San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The streets of San Francisco…

Some of Harris’ fellow 2020 contenders have also zeroed in on homelessness in recent weeks, with former Housing Secretary Julián Castro and former Congressman Beto O’Rourke both visiting California last month to speak with people in homeless encampments.

The funds for Harris’ and Waters’ legislation would be appropriated from mandatory emergency relief funding, according to a news release ― but Harris’ team said it was still to be determined, namely through processes in the Senate committee, exactly where the funds would be drawn from.

“In the richest country in the world, it is simply unacceptable that we have people living in the streets,” Waters said in a news release.

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Mad Celt
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Mad Celt

Once again, a boatload of money for another idea that won’t work.

William
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William

Many of the homeless are homeless by choice. I’ve had homeless clients who told me they preferred living on the street as opposed to being in some program. There’s plenty of abandoned buildings here, they move from one to the next, they are free to come and go and get high as they please. Programs have rules and stuff. So this proposal, a mere 13 billion, is a waste of money. But Mad Maxine and Camel Toe don’t care, it’s not their money

Mary Haas
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Mary Haas

No state or city in the U.S. should receive a penny of tax payer money if they are a sanctuary city of any kind. The names of the women on this list, Harris, Waters, Gillibrand, Hirono, and Murray, are the roll call of the damned. They don’t give a damn about anything or anyone, unless it puts money in their pockets and power in their hands.

Alma
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😉

Alma
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Half breed Kamala had no other choice but to join the band wagon, her numbers keep falling down. I see why the pod had to be thrown in the trash. Two peas are rotten.

Dan
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Dan

An article at City Journal says at least 80% of the homeless are drug addicts whose cost of drugs is $1,834 a month. Leftists like Seattle’s mayor says the ratio is only a third, which I’m guessing she’s saying so that leftist “mental health professionals” can make a killing treating drug addicts for symptoms they only incidentally present. Anyway, how do homeless people come by all that cash if it’s way more than they could make working retail in America? If these addicts could get clean of heroin and pain killers, most could handle basic jobs at Walmart or another… Read more »

William
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William

Mental health “professionals” making a killing is correct although the administrators of MH/SA agencies are the ones who really clean up. There is an entire poverty/MH/addiction industry that really began with the promotion of the “disease concept” of addiction by (((E M Jellinek))) in 1960. Jellinek was a fraud who presented himself as a research scientist but in fact he didn’t even have a college degree. His data were drawn primarily from AA members, at that time hard-core cultists, with whom he worked hand in hand. To this day one still sees posters on the walls of psych units and… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

I’ve enjoyed our exchanges. Thanks for the reminder about that fraud Jellinek and all the insanity he spawned. I used to do a lot of camping, too, with my kids, and climbing had been my main outdoor diversion for years. There’s nothing like the back country in northern New England.

William
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William

Indeed, Northern New England. As Mainers used to say, you have to believe in God to live up there

Jackie Puppet
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“former Housing Secretary Julián Castro”

Yeah, a lot of good he did to house the homeless… 🙄

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

And they will treat these “homes”, or what ever type facility they come up with much better than they treat the streets.

TrailDust
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Oh yeah, that will solve the problem. (sarc)

Grace
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Grace

It’s shameful that the hordes of criminal illegal aliens are receiving the money, services, and housing that could be allocated to helping our own troubled citizens. It seems like all the churches around me are actively involved in the illegal migrant crisis because that is where the money flows through.