Trump administration planning to put homeless people in government facilitiesDonald Trump is considering housing homeless people in government facilities, according to a new report.
Members of the Trump administration visited Los Angeles on Tuesday to study the city’s homelessness crisis.
Around 36,000 people live in makeshift camps on the streets of the city, while 59,000 people are homeless in Los Angeles county, according to The LA Times.
Officials are considering a plan to raze the existing camps and house the homeless population in government facilities, according to The Washington Post.
The current proposal is a fluid one and it is unclear if the White House has the legal authority to open such centres.
The proposal would see the federal government taking a greater role in overseeing housing and healthcare for facility residents.
Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, said on Tuesday that the state was ready to discuss serious proposals.
He added that the president “could start by ending his plans to cut food stamps, gut health care for low-income people and scare immigrant families from accessing government services.”
London Breed, the mayor of San Francisco, struck a similar tone.
Mr Breed said his city would welcome federal assistance “but simply cracking down on homelessness without providing the housing that people need is not a real solution.”
“The president has taken notice of the homelessness crisis particularly in cities and states where the liberal policies of overregulation, excessive taxation, and poor public service delivery are combining to dramatically increase poverty and public health risks,” a White House spokesperson said.
What the hell? So now, not only immigrants seeking asylum are put in camps, but now US citizens?