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Diving Into The Homeless Crisis In America

Diving Into The Homeless Crisis In America

Update: 2022-10-04


California has the highest number of homeless encampments in the United States and holds more than half of all unsheltered homeless people. In an effort to resolve homelessness, major cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, Portland, Austin, Houston, and San Francisco, are passing bills that will effectively ban homeless encampments from certain areas. However, homeless advocates argue banning and sweeping homeless encampments is inhumane, doesn’t solve the problem, and will ultimately create even bigger issues.

Dr. Phil speaks with Donald Whitehead, Executive Director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, on his Phil in the Blanks podcast to dig deeper into this crisis.

“If we give them a hand-up – not a handout – we can really change the direction of this country,” says Whitehead, who has worked for years advocating for systemic change to end homelessness.

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Comments (1)


Yes but what about the large amount of black people who use that race card for stupid stuff. Like recently I heard a black girl on a bike whowas riding her bike going against traffic. The policeman stopped her and told her that was dangerous. When asked hfor her information, she refused. She used the black card and said the only reason why she was stopped was because she was black. STUPID. This is the issue that needs to be addressed. IT IS NOT RACISM, it is people using their race to get out of situations. The are bringing this "stigma" of racism on themselves everytime they use that race card.

Oct 6th








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Diving Into The Homeless Crisis In America

Diving Into The Homeless Crisis In America

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