San Francisco’s experiment housing the homeless in hotels during pandemic working out as expected
“You are talking drug-fueled parties, overdoses, deaths, people are being assaulted. You have sexual assaults going on, it is pandemonium”
During the initial phase of California’s Wuhan coronovirus closure, San Francisco and state officials decided it would be a great idea to use taxpayer dollars to rent hotel rooms for its homeless.
The experiment is working out as well as most sensible people expected.
Thousands of homeless people have been housed in San Francisco’s empty hotels in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.
However, City Journal contributor Erica Sandberg told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday the policy has been an “absolute disaster,”
“It’s solving exactly nothing and as a matter of fact, it’s making all the problems worse,” said Sandberg, who described the scene inside the hotels as “about as bad as you can imagine, only exponentially worse.”
“You are talking drug-fueled parties, overdoses, deaths, people are being assaulted. You have sexual assaults going on, it is pandemonium,” she said. “It is extremely bad and it needs to stop.”
City officials reportedly secured close to 5,000 rooms at several city hotels that signed up to house homeless and other members of at-risk populations who need to quarantine.
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