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The progressive narrative on homelessness has always been wrong—and new data undermine it further.

The progressive narrative on homelessness has always been wrong—and new data undermine it further.

    By Christopher F. Rufo , City Journal   In recent years, discussion about homelessness has been circumscribed around a set of premises acceptable to progressive opinion. The homeless were thrown onto the streets, we’re told, because of rising rents, heartless landlords, and a lack of economic opportunity. Activists, journalists, and political leaders have […]

Frank: There is a solution to the Homeless problem

Frank: There is a solution to the Homeless problem

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views We have a homeless problem due to government creating an “industry” of publicists, lobbyists, non profits and donors that love to save folks—by building bureaucracies, agencies and crying rather than solving.  If the courts allowed the police to take the drug addicts, alcoholics and mentally ill […]

The Least the Lost and the Hopeless: Who is Accountable for America’s Homeless? Who is Doing Enough?

The Least the Lost and the Hopeless: Who is Accountable for America’s Homeless? Who is Doing Enough?

    by Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author/Advocate According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report, as of 2018, there were around 553,000 homeless people in the United States on a given night or 0.17% of America’s population. They come from all walks of life and from many different circumstances as to why they became homeless. You […]

HUD Program Combats Homelessness Among Former Foster Youth

HUD Program Combats Homelessness Among Former Foster Youth

BY IRENE LUO AND JAN JEKIELEK Every year, over 20,000 foster youth age out of the foster care system. Around 25 percent of them become homeless within four years of exiting foster care, according to the National Center for Housing and Child Welfare (NCHCW). Others, although not homeless, might nonetheless be living day-to-day in a motel, vehicle, or […]

POLITICS | Gavin Newsom Says Doctors Should Write Prescriptions For Housing

POLITICS | Gavin Newsom Says Doctors Should Write Prescriptions For Housing

OLIVIA RONDEAU CONTRIBUTOR   Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom said that medical doctors should be able to prescribe housing in the same way they prescribe medication to sick people Wednesday during his 2020 State of the State Address. “Health care and housing can no longer be divorced. After all, what’s more fundamental to a person’s […]

POLITICS | California ‘Laser-Focused’ on Homelessness, Mental Health Reform, Newsom Says

POLITICS | California ‘Laser-Focused’ on Homelessness, Mental Health Reform, Newsom Says

BY BRAD JONES   California’s homelessness crisis is a disgrace, and the apathy surrounding the issue is shameful, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Feb. 19 in his State of the State address. “Let’s call it what it is. It’s a disgrace that the richest state in the richest nation—succeeding across so many sectors—is falling so far behind to properly house, heal, […]

California’s Legislative Analyst Spots Potential Pitfalls in Governor’s Homelessness Plan

California’s Legislative Analyst Spots Potential Pitfalls in Governor’s Homelessness Plan

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views   Newsom loves spending money, making pronouncements and running in place.  While he is willing to make himself and others feel good, his efforts to help the homeless helps just the “homeless” industry, not the homeless.’ “California’s legislative analyst Tuesday ripped Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed $1 […]

POLITICS | Carmen Ramirez Attacks Faith-Based Community- Burum Responds

POLITICS | Carmen Ramirez Attacks Faith-Based Community- Burum Responds

Burum for Supervisor Campaign  Oxnard, CA – Carmen Ramirez, Mayor Pro-Tem and candidate for Ventura County Supervisor, District 5 on Thursday lauded her largest community organization supporter but directed a scathing attack against others whom she accused of not doing enough on the issue of homelessness. She is quoted in an interview by Tri-County Sentry, […]

Homelessness Key Issue at 2020’s First Budget Hearing in California

Homelessness Key Issue at 2020’s First Budget Hearing in California

BY CHRIS KARR The pressing issue of homelessness took center stage at the California State Assembly’s first budget hearing on Jan. 22.  Governor Gavin Newsom announced his 2020–21 budget Jan. 10, and will be finalized this summer after a series of hearings examining its proposals.  According to Budget Vice Chair Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake) and legislative analyst […]

COMMUNITY | Commentary on VC Star’s Wendy Leung’s Article | “City of Oxnard to Host Ormond Beach Clean Up Project”

COMMUNITY | Commentary on VC Star’s Wendy Leung’s Article | “City of Oxnard to Host Ormond Beach Clean Up Project”

By Chistina Zubko Wendy Leung, a staff writer for the Ventura County Star, in her article, “City of Oxnard to Host Ormond Beach Clean Up Project” (January 7, 2020), informs readers about Saturday’s beach clean-up on the Ormond Beach island, off of Perkins Road. She describes what the clean-up will entail and why the Ormond Beach wetlands […]

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