Oh, No! Not Another California Homeless Story. . . But It Is A Great One!

Speaker at opening ceremony at new homes for homeless Veterans
1st MLG CG speaks during opening of homeless veteran housing project 140312-M-KO203-001 photo by Cpl. Laura Gauna, DVIDS is licensed under the public domain
Some good things are happening in California despite a steady stream of bad news. Here's a celebration of new supportive housing for homeless veterans in El Monte.

Great? We wish we could mean ‘great’ in some kind of ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ way. But we can’t. Instead we’re talking about a comprehensive article that does a really excellent job of covering the who, what, where, why and when of homelessness in California.

Anyone concerned about homelessness in the United States expects to read a lot about California. It’s ground zero for a growing crisis, hosting the greatest number of people who are homeless of any state (though not the most per capita).

Because many of the underlying problems are a reflection of a national crisis, information in the following link may also apply (proportionately at least) in other states.

  • How many are homeless?
  • Who are they by gender and race?
  • Where do they come from?
  • How many suffer from illness, mental or otherwise?
  • How many are Veterans?
  • Which numbers are changing for the better, and for the worse?

For answers to these questions, as well as many more, read in the FORT BRAGG Advocate News: California’s Homelessness Crisis — And Possible Solutions — Explained