Democrats in California are struggling to come up with solutions to both the homeless crisis and the effects COVID is having on the streets.
It’s no secret that the state of California has seen a surge in homelessness in recent years and the recent economic stress has been putting them in a very tough situation.
Their “solutions” have had little success. But, with COVID a major concern, state leaders are scrambling to find a new “fix” to a problem they created.
What have they come up with? CA will use $100 million of relief funds to buy “homeless hotels.” If you’re wondering what homeless hotels are, well its pretty much what the name implies. City leaders plan to buy up hotel locations and put homeless people inside to stay.
What happens if they don’t find any hotel owners who want to sell their building?
Well, the answer isn’t pretty. As with anything, Democrats are resorting to government mandated force to get their agenda accomplished, even if it means trampling on your rights.
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The California Department of Housing and Community Development is using $100 million of the $550 million it got from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to put homeless people in hotel rooms or other facilities in San Francisco as a way to allegedly curb the spread of the disease…
San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen suggested a more militant approach if properties do not become available.
“If we can’t find willing sellers, we should consider addressing this major problem by eminent domain,” Ronen said. “Homekey is a solution, but we need much more like it. We have to do everything we can.”
For those of you who don’t know, eminent domain in a nutshell is the government says you HAVE to sell us your property, and you don’t have a choice. They get an appraiser to establish a price and then you are FORCED to accept the sale, even if you refuse. Its about as “big government” as you can get.
Where will they get this money? From you, the taxpayer.
California will use $100 million from its $550 million federal, COVID relief money to put homeless people into hotel rooms.
A San Francisco supervisor admits that if hotel chains—not wanting their hotels destroyed—refuse, they can use the “eminent domain” excuse to just take the rooms.
Big Democrat-run cities have tried to force homeless people into hotels since the COVID panic began. From New York to San Antonio to Los Angeles, liberal leaders believe this is the best way to prevent homeless from catching ‘Rona.
The end result? Oh, it has been a disaster.
Local residents are witnessing homeless people destroy their neighborhoods. There are reports of wild parties, violence, death, and even sexual assault.
In New York, residents from the Upper East Side are leaving in droves, thanks to this experiment.
It should come as no surprise that California hotels would not want to house drug addicts and the mentally ill. Their normal customers will just find another place to stay.
But San Francisco’s Ronen suggests the government might just take the land. So much for individual property rights, huh?
Already we’ve seen countless residents flee the West Coast, thanks to rising taxes, poor economies, and strict measures.
How fast will that accelerate, after California grabs up hotels, housing, and perhaps entire neighborhoods for the homeless?
- California will use $100 million of COVID funds to put homeless in hotels.
- One city supervisor suggested using “eminent domain” to take property from the rightful owners.
- Numerous cities have shoved homeless into hotels, resulting in disaster.