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CRISIS

Conditions are Worsening

Despite so many efforts, living conditions are worsening for everyone.

More Devastating Fires

More Devastating Fires

More homeless means more fires for cooking and staying warm. But many times, the fires get out of control, like LA’s Skirball fire that was started in a homeless camp, and burned 400 acres and 6 homes. In a five year period, LA had a 760% increase in fires.

Increase in Communicable Diseases

Increase in Communicable Diseases

With so many homeless living in unsanitary conditions, it’s no surprise for the massive increases in contractions of hepatitis A, E. coli, and Typhus cases across the nation.

Increase in Police Calls

Increase in Police Calls

Increases in police calls regarding the homeless are happening all across the nation. In 2017, Santa Monica had over 35,000 police calls regarding the homeless — a 23% increase over the previous year.

More Encampments

More Encampments

With rising rents and housing costs, combined with a lack of shelters and services, it’s easy to see why California had a 34% increase in homeless encampments in just one year (2016 to 2017).

San Francisco’s Poop Map

Between 2011 and 2018, San Francisco has had over 118,000 reported instances of human feces found on city streets, children’s parks, and residential doorsteps. Each tracked year has had a substantial increase, and 2018 alone had over 28,000 reported sightings.

San Francisco’s Rising Dirty Needle Sightings

San Francisco has had 29,300 reported instances of hypodermic needles discarded on its streets between 2011 and 2018. Indicators show 2019 reports will continue to rise.

Affects Everyone

The impact of this crisis affects all of us in one way or another.

The Public

The homeless crisis endangers the public with the risk of random violence, destructive fires, infected needle pricks, and more.

Families of the Homeless

Families worry that their homeless relatives will be attacked, arrested, overdose, or their mental illnesses will worsen.

City Management

Managing the negative impact of the homeless — and trying to house them — is a constant and time-consuming task for Mayors and city managers.

The Homeless

Most chronic homeless live in deplorable living conditions, and many abuse substances to numb their pain and loss of dignity.

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