Skip to comments.VIDEO: Fleet Of Trailers On Their Way To Help Homeless In California
Posted on 01/18/2020 11:25:47 PM PST by lowbridge
Gov. Gavin Newsom is on a weeklong statewide tour promoting his billion-dollar effort to tackle the homeless crisis in California.
The governor signed an emergency order last week and plans on distributing one hundred FEMA trailers throughout the state.
Touting his effort, the governors office highlighted a fleet of trailers that were on their way to a vacant lot in Oakland on Wednesday. The trailers will provide services and shelter to homeless people.
(Excerpt) Read more at sacramento.cbslocal.com ...
We’ll see how many want help and decide to cooperate with these “rescuers.”
port o pottys on wheels - what a great idea.
I know a story of a woman who had a daughter with birth defect in a wheel chair. Doctors managed miraculously to fix it and a week later the mother went back to the hospital and turned everything upside down. ‘You didn’ t say disability will be revoken!’ She lived for 16 years off it.
this will not end well
Those things aren’t cheap.
Another billion of taxpayer dollars down the rat hole. Wonder how much Newsom, Pelosi, et al, are taking in kickbacks.
Yeah, I’m sure this will turn out to everyone’s satisfaction, and their new dwellers well treat them with the care and respect that the taxpayers deserve.
And even if they pack them in a hundred to a trailer, they will be able to house, what, about .01% of the California homeless?
If you go ‘cheap’, which is what I’d expect in this case...a trailer big enough for two folks, then you’d expend about $12k to $16k, each. Figure $1,500 for delivery costs and professional water/sanitation hook-up, and then you got a ‘camp’.
In this case, with the druggie crowd, the unit will be uninhabitable in about two years, and considered a toxic unit, which requires some state or local group to take it to a special place to be melted or burned.
Just my humble guess...virtually all of the 100 units will disposed off...in six years.
Only to add history here but after Hurricane Katrina, the FEMA folks bought thousands of these, and I think several hundred ended up at a huge parking lot in Arkansas, with issues (seem to remember mold and funny plastic fumes).
But I will add this one comment. The current California plan involves putting billions down to build state-sponsored housing, which will all turn into ghettos within five years. You could save 50-percent of that, by going to the RV trailer route, and just disposing of them in the same fashion.
No their not cheap...but these are apparently FeMa trailors....as the Gov sees this as a ‘disaster’.
They’re going to have difficulty sustaining this....esepcially if these people are druggies etc.
It’s my understanding that the majority of these people are mentally ill, addicts or both. Not sure how this will resolve anything except keep them contained in specified areas. If too far away from the streets they won’t go there. They’ll still need to steal and rob to get their highs....and the mentally ill miss the street life they’re often accustomed to.
Further they’re just going to have more homeless filling their spots....people will still go to California for the weather and access to freebies. And if they can get free housing now it’ll likely be a gold rush there.
I think I read there are 6,000 so 100 trailers isn’t even a dent.
If I wanted to buy one on my own, $30k-$50k would do it. If I wanted 100 on my own I could probably get them for $20k-$25k. The state will pay more of course.
BUT, when the state puts up apartments for the homeless they cost $750k+ per unit.
Plus these are on wheels. When the lot they put them in fills with feces and needles they can just hook them up and rumble them off to some other location in need of instant degradation.
Pissing into the wind.
The main problem with most homeless people isn’t that they don’t have homes.
Another idea would be to put them on old cruise ships that have been mothballed. A typical ship can hold 3000 guests and that does not include the crew. Many of the deluxe rooms will have to be modified to reduce their size. I can imagine the banquet room having all the luxury as when they served passengers. It would be there they would get encouragement to get treatment for their drug addiction.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.