Disease can spread rapidly throughout homeless encampments, so the state of California is attempting to minimize and slow down the contagion by temporarily procuring hotel and motel rooms for their burgeoning homeless population.
The main reason Finland is the only country in Europe where homelessness is in decline: those affected by homelessness receive a state-funded small apartment and counselling right away — with no preconditions. 4 out of 5 people affected thus make their way back into a stable life. And it’s cheaper than accepting homelessness.
“I’m a father, I’m a veteran and I’m an anarchist. Those are three people you don’t want to piss off.”