Low-income housing now costs $1 million per apartment to build in Progressive California. This is what Progressives want for the country.
It is a record-breaking sum that makes it harder to house the ever-increasing numbers of low-income Californians who need help paying rent.
Obviously, they can’t help many people, but they apparently have plenty of money for healthcare for the world. Any illegal alien who shows up in California gets free healthcare at the expense of everyone who makes money.
Labor and material prices are the big problems. They have soared because of inflation, supply-chain problems, and worker shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic. But numerous factors within the control of state and local governments are also to blame for the high cost of building affordable housing in California.
The Newsom regulations, and the regulations set up before him, are ridiculous and very damaging.
“In comparison with private sector development, low-income housing is often saddled with more stringent environmental and labor standards. Affordable housing projects also frequently face high parking requirements, lengthy local approval processes, and a byzantine bureaucracy to secure financing,” the LA Times reports.
“The hallmark of progressive leadership is to create a problem through overregulation or bad policy, and then propose solutions that require big government solutions. And never trust the free market to solve a problem. By way of example, Los Angeles and San Francisco created a homeless problem by not enforcing their no camping laws. Their solution is to build free, permanent government housing for all of the homeless campers. Similarly, California has driven up the cost of new housing through onerous building requirements, and now seeks to solve the housing shortage problem by giving billions in government subsidies for so-called “low-income” housing,” says James Breslo at The Epoch Times.
Then there is other red tape and roadblocks.
There is no hope for California.
The funny thing about it is that obviously sly and so-called ‘entitled’ progressives have never lived in a rat-infested mold-infested crime-ridden government apartment a day in their little entitled AOC-type lives. For hideous example is the NYC NYCHA apartments (New York City Housing Authority) which is indeed “authoritative” and which has an uber-long history and rep of forcing low-income housing tenants to live in progressive housing which is filth-encrusted, vermin-ridden, continuous violent crime, deadly black mold, broken elevators and stairways, illegal drug and gun sales, frequent murders, gangs, rats which eat babies live in their cribs, ceilings which are broken and crash down, frequent no power, no gas, no heat, no water hot or cold, broken pipes, broken unusable fire escapes, no handicap acesses, frequent burglaries, multitudes of rapes and child seks trafficking groups, countless fire hazards, bribed city inspectors, government housing funds stolen by NY politicians (including City Council and NYCHA itself), broken mailboxes, unsecured building entries, broken locks, and all-around unliveable monstrous conditions—despite years of NYCHA “promises” to fix. Residents of these low-income NYCHA buildings have pleaded for years for improvements and repairs, all which have been ignored and disregarded by NYCHA management which collects rents directly from MEDICAID-welfare supplements (NOT MEDICARE). THIS is what any (potential) CA-bound or current CA resident or elsewhere in the nation has to look forward to from government-sponsored housing. Seriously no kidding.
Don’t forget to tell any criminal trespasser you come across in your state to go to California because of the free healthcare they will get. The weather and beaches are great too.
Add the (confirmed and verified) fact that “free healthcare” is regularly substandard with suspect doctors often bribed by govt (see covid pandemic) to deliver healthcare only mandated by sly govt officials for the purposes of these doctors to gleefully accept increased insurance pay-outs.
California has the largest homeless population in the Nation. Here in Mississippi, the poorest State in the Union, we have the lowest Homeless Population. You’re not living in a rich State when people don’t have a roof over their heads!
Whatever the program or venture the leftists engage in, the intent is to bankrupt and rob us while rewarding their corrupt partners.
Even in expensive California, a fully private venture could build that for one fifth the price.