Homeless crisis pushes poverty into the open…

Consequence of America refusing to deal with it’s housing problem
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Homelessness is not a new issue to America’s West Coast. But it’s getting worse – much worse.

On any given night, more than 105,000 people are sleeping unsheltered in some of the country’s biggest and trendiest metropolises, driven there by soaring housing costs, rental vacancy rates that rival those in Manhattan and a booming tech economy that’s leaving thousands behind. Another 63,000 are sleeping in shelters or transitional housing with no safety net.

The rising numbers have pushed abject poverty into the open like never before.

San Diego now scrubs its sidewalks with bleach to counter a deadly hepatitis A outbreak that has spread to other cities and forced California to declare a state of emergency. In Anaheim, home to Disneyland, 400 people sleep along a bike path in the shadow of Angel Stadium. Organizers in Portland, Oregon, lit incense at a recent outdoor food festival to mask the stench of urine in a parking lot where vendors set up shop.

All along the coast, elected officials are scrambling for solutions.

“It’s a sea of humanity crashing against services, and services at this point are overwhelmed, literally overwhelmed,” said Jeremy Lemoine, who works for a Seattle nonprofit that provides various forms of assistance to the homeless. “It’s catastrophic.”

December Mixtape (2017)

My latest mix. Some new records, some not-so-new. But dope records nonetheless…

y2 the third – memory graveyard
configa ft. sean p & green tank – make ’em pay
verbal kent ft. recognize ali – cult classic
big kahuna og + gray matter – booby traps
blu + exile – christmas missed us(unreleased)
rosati ft. rozewood + hus kingpin – black agave
dj premier ft. a$ap ferg – our streets
venom ft. med – the revenge
lone catalysts – the dj
mobb deep – what you think(unreleased)
brycon – ain’t poppin’ no bullshit(instrumental)
god fahim – eat 2 live
westside gunn – og ma
benny – rivi
crimeapple – paloma
god fahim – dump tour
diplomats – once upon a time
a.g. + john robinson – we been here before

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