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Mar 08 2021

San Francisco Homeless Tents Cost $5,121 per Month

San Francisco is among the worst cities in the country for homelessness. It costs a fortune to create a crisis on this scale. When it comes to wasting other people’s money, no one beats San Francisco liberals, who are spending over $5,000 per month per tent to maintain villages of derelicts.

If you want more of something, you subsidize it. Via KTLA:

San Francisco is paying $16.1 million to feed and house people in tent villages as the city struggles with a swelling homeless population. …

The 262 tents currently house more than 300 people, with some vacancies. The villages also provide access to bathrooms, meals and 24-hour security…

The residents are not provided with butlers, although they ought to be, for $5,121 per month per tent. Most people pay much less for their mortgages.

These days, paying people $147 per day (based on 300 people) to be homeless is nothing:

The funding is only a fraction of the more than $300 million the city spends annually on homeless services, and the average cost per night is less than what the city pays under a program to shelter homeless people in hotels…

However, the tent city is more controversial, because it is not eligible for federal reimbursement. It is better to waste money belonging to people far away in other parts of the country, who won’t see what it is being spent on when they step in the consequences.

On a tip from Brian Brandt. Hat tip: Hot Air.


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