San Diego Weather And Homelessness

It comes up every time.  When people discuss homelessness in San Diego, or in any other fair weather city, there will be those who blame the good whether for attracting homeless people.

But that just doesn’t stand up to the factual information we have about homeless people.

San Diego county has 8,500 homeless people.
NYC has over 60,000 homeless people.

Now consider the weather in each city.  Think about this past winter and how NYC had near record snowfall and low temperatures.   In both total population and in rates of homeless people per 100,000 citizens, NYC has 3 times more homeless than San Diego. 

Are homeless people really more interested in Snowboarding than Sailing?  or does weather just not play a part in a homeless person’s decision about where to live? 

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About Kevin Barbieux

I have been diagnosed as being chronically homeless. I write about my experiences and opinions of being homeless
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