Homelessness in San Diego, USA


This 8 January 2018 video from the USA is called Homeless couple discusses life on the streets of San Diego, California.

By Emanuele Saccarelli in the USA:

San Diego homelessness crisis remains after hepatitis A outbreak

9 January 2018

In spite of a series of initiatives carried out by the local political establishment in response to a recent public health crisis, the city of San Diego continues to remain in the grips of a homelessness crisis.

Official reports indicate that more than 9,000 homeless people live on the streets of San Diego, with over a thousand of them being concentrated in the downtown area. According to these latest figures, which are widely believed to underestimate the problem, San Diego has the fourth largest homeless population in the country.

California city arrests a dozen people for passing out food and toiletries to homeless people. El Cajon made it illegal to pass out food on city property last fall: here.

On January 14, 12 members of the activist group “Break the Ban” were arrested in the city of El Cajon, a suburb of San Diego, California, for providing food to a homeless community at Wells Park. Among those detained by the police was a 14-year-old boy. The volunteers were part of a larger group of around 50, who were handing out food as an act of civil disobedience against the city of El Cajon’s ban on food sharing, enacted last November: here.

San Diego mayor outlines impending crackdown on homeless: here.

Authorities in Anaheim, California have begun clearing out homeless encampments along the Santa Ana river where as many as 1,000 people live in tents and makeshift shelters. The largest encampment, a three-mile long tent city, is located near Angel Stadium, the home field of the Los Angeles Angels major league baseball team. The camp has attracted many for whom rent is too high in Orange and Los Angeles Counties: here.

Anaheim, California: Homeless encampment residents speak on their conditions: here.

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