According to the Los Angeles Times, Southern California’s homeless population has exploded.
The South Bay and Harbor areas have seen a surge of an estimated 6,145 people calling outdoor camps home — a 4% increase from 2016.
The situation has alarmed Los Angeles County health officials, who fear the growing encampments are ripe for public health outbreaks, notably hepatitis A, which caused numerous deaths in San Diego’s homeless community.
So the county is placing toilets, sinks and other supplies in the camps. Nearby residents fear the county’s action have made the temporary camps permanent.
Los Angeles’ homeless camps are rapidly moving into into suburbs, bringing crime, drugs, and disease with them. Local residents are freaking out.