‘Safe’ parking lots give California homeless a lifeline

'Safe' parking lots give California homeless a lifeline 1


More than 16,000 people live in their cars in Los Angeles. For these homeless residents, a guarded parking lot brings safety and hope. CNN's Dan Simon explains.

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62 Comments on "‘Safe’ parking lots give California homeless a lifeline"

  1. bootsie thomas | December 23, 2019 at 1:57 PM | Reply

    So sad that this is happening across the United States

  2. I heard Walmart let people camp out in the lots

    • @MyName IsT the empty cashier lanes are due to labor cuts,forcing the consumer to do the work at self check out. Soon you’ll be digging in shipping cartons for the product,so they don’t have to stock shelves .

    • NPC Non Binary Demigender Pansexual Two Spirit | December 23, 2019 at 6:36 PM | Reply

      MyName IsT Walmart doesn’t pay enough to afford a place in my area and my area is around the national average as far as rent. There’s also many homeless people who are employed too, cost of living has accelerated while wages have lagged far behind.

    • But but but Walmart can’t pay for my lifestyle….Holyshit

  3. WaterEarth Mud | December 23, 2019 at 2:15 PM | Reply

    :22-unless she finds a job within a year she will loose her car.
    oil changes
    dog food
    dog shots
    dog vet
    all expenses she doesnt have money for..
    when you are homeless, all those expenses can be overwhelming, to the point of mental breakdown

    • @Nonya Bizness I also proved you don’t need more than a job to come back from it. I have no sympathy for any less willing to work than myself. The only thing really holding anyone down in this country is ignorance & their own will.

    • @John Crocker i’ve personally known people who think and feel as you do. of those who fell, the ones like you fell the furthest and landed the hardest. punching down doesn’t wear well over time. judging other human beings on a scale of you to zero, holding yourself out as the model, failing to account for the fragilities and flaws of others that you know mothing about… never a good look.

      i have mad sympathy for those who have not- no one ~wants~ to live a mean, meager, dangerous, imperiled, tenuous, undignified life. that, and i have profound gratitude every single day for the comforts and security i have.

      happy holidays.

    • @Nonya Bizness Merry Christmas. I hope you have a good holiday.

    • NPC Non Binary Demigender Pansexual Two Spirit | December 23, 2019 at 10:25 PM | Reply

      John Crocker – oh so you think you own that home huh? Get behind on property taxes and see who really owns that home. It surely isn’t you. But whatever makes you feel good and makes you feel better than the downtrodden. You’re just a few missed paychecks away from being right out there on the streets with em.

    • @NPC Non Binary Demigender Pansexual Two Spirit lmao! You’re so cute. You keep waiting for handouts.

  4. Thanks to those people who help those who have serious needs, thanks to the most high

    • Karal Guidubaldi | December 23, 2019 at 3:51 PM | Reply

      Exactly! What would Jesus do? Walk by and blame them for their own misfortune? I think not. And let us arrest those who try and give comfort to them. Condemn them? God Bless their Souls …

    • Yukon Farnsworth | December 23, 2019 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      @Karal Guidubaldi jesus would tell them to follow the laws of the land. It saves you from undo hardships.

  5. There is unlimited money for death but no money for life.

  6. It’s $800 for a room without toilet or stove in downtown LA on the fringe of skid row. An extra $300 to park your car. And that’s cheaper than San Francisco.

  7. If you’ve got a working car, get out of California! Go somewhere that you might have a chance of starting over before it’s too late and your vehicle brakes down and you’re trapped there.

    • Yukon Farnsworth | December 23, 2019 at 9:49 PM | Reply

      @William its not national. I.e in missouri rent for 3 story houses is around $800 a month. And much cheaper to buy. Many conservative states have quality of life laws in place to stop the homeless from swamping the streets.

    • Yukon Farnsworth | December 23, 2019 at 9:49 PM | Reply

      @大根 poor but still in a home. Were talking about homelessness. Which is by far much much worse than being poor. Coming from someone whos experienced it. The difference is conservative states had the skill to better the peoples interests before homelessness happened. Progressive states see something going wrong then double down on the efforts and make it worse.

    • Yukon Farnsworth | December 23, 2019 at 9:54 PM | Reply

      Being poor in conservative states usually has to do with choices made. Being homeless in progressives states. Primarily california is due to illegals uncontrolled fires caused by conservation efforts and the rich pinching every penny until its a diamond. No excuse for ca to have the gdp it has And also the homelessness it has. Its quite evil.

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    • Yukon Farnsworth | December 23, 2019 at 10:01 PM | Reply

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  8. Carol Campbell | December 23, 2019 at 3:20 PM | Reply

    This is such a serious matter and it needs to come to the forefront of our conversations. Many people are mentally disabled. Everyone has their own story. Trust me… no-one who is homeless just woke up one morning and deliberately decided that this is how they wanted to live. If you are a Veteran, as I am, you can contact a program designed for homeless Veterans. Their motto is “No Veteran Should ever be Homeless “. I can honestly say that they were a Blessing to me. If anyone who hopefully reads this who is a Veteran or knows someone who is, please reach out and try to get some help. It is a very difficult to be in this situation. Mental evaluation and care is essential… too many of us are depressed and have other conditions that may go unknown. Suicide attempts are prevalent. Have you ever woke up crying because you are still alive?
    Please help someone who cannot find a way to help themselves. Thank you in advance for helping someone know that they are relevant in this World. Please pass this on.

  9. oh that’s good so California can continue taxing their citizens out of their homes but gives them a place to park with one security guard as they live out of their damn car….. California has become a communist state

  10. Democrats continue to create poverty and homelessness throughout California!

  11. It is so difficult to watch this and recognise that it’s America today. The US used to be known as the leader of the free World. This, and other news and homelessness videos, just goes to show that many Americans are living in a shithole Country. So sad.

  12. Total Control 871 | December 23, 2019 at 5:45 PM | Reply

    Code doesn’t pay much better than Uber. And the pace you’re forced to work at is worse than Amazon…..good luck.

  13. San Francisco Blows $94 Million This Year In Failed War On Human Excrement

  14. NPC Non Binary Demigender Pansexual Two Spirit | December 23, 2019 at 6:21 PM | Reply

    It’s always the leftist run areas that have the most homeless.

    • History Army Productions | December 23, 2019 at 7:15 PM | Reply

      Its the Right and centrist leaning. Look at the facts.

    • Yes because corporate landlords can make far more money in rich liberal states like California and New York than in poor conservative states like Mississippi.

    • Mississippi, one of the cheapest states to live in has the highest poverty rate in the country.
      Corruption on both sides of the political spectrum is the cause of homelessness. L.A, Nyc and SF have a large homeless issue mainly because they are so overpopulated. High populations cause higher home prices. In fact, the median home price in Bakersfield CA is 269000, lower than the median price of my hometown of Charlotte NC, a purple state but still with many conservative people, and conservative people in power. A lot of Cali’s homeless are people who come from other states on greyhounds because the rest of the country is so cold. Plus, a lot of conservative places criminalize homelessness and put people in jail, which is welfare but with dehumanization. Not saying it doesn’t happen in Cali either, but conservative people (but mostly just snobbish people, regardless of political orientation) and conservative states tend to be less sympathetic to homelessness. Interestingly, a lot of the people on a skid row documentary I watched that were interviewed were people from Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

    • Yukon Farnsworth | December 23, 2019 at 10:02 PM | Reply

      @chris 5551 id rather be impoverished than homeless. Any day of the week. The costs of housing in conservative states is much cheaper. Much much cheaper. And the homeless there are usually imports. Most conservative states have quality of life laws in place that discourages homelessness. And they usually go to jail. And after are sent to another state usually where they originated from, mostly so they dont freeze to death.. You see you cant export your problems to other states. And then at the same time blame the states, say they do the same thing that its proven that the progressives states do. Its hypocritical. Most people move from conservative states to progressive ones for lax drug laws. As evidenced by the epidemic. Nobody intelligently chooses impoverished with a roof over your head. To even more impoverished with no roof. It takes something like drugs to prod that choice along.

    • Yukon Farnsworth | December 23, 2019 at 10:06 PM | Reply

      @chris 5551 its due to overpopulation from illegal immigrants. Less houses each year due to fires. Your lax drug laws And your wealthy pinching every penny until its a diamond. Theres no reason for a state with californias gdp to have a homelessness epidemic other than greed and the aforementioned problems. California is socialism in action and this is your rich under socialism. Non sharing or caring elitest and smug.. pontificating righteousness over the plebeians.

  15. We need more rapid migration from Mexico into California. That should help. We need to build less houses and migrate more people into America. #Dems2020

  16. Beautiful Rosemary | December 23, 2019 at 7:57 PM | Reply

    That state didn’t give af. We’re not going to create low income housing, but we’ll open up parking lots. Great job with tax payer dollars and federal funding.

  17. USA politicians working round the clock to bomb and invade other nations but no time and money for needy Americans.

  18. noneya bizness | December 23, 2019 at 8:25 PM | Reply

    That’s great and all but how about helping these Ameircan citizens instead of shipping in illegals when we clearly can’t take care of our own?

  19. most of the richest people in the united states live in CA and yet they have this major issue. this is what happens when you let a dem run something

  20. And exactly how many trillions was spent on the Afghan war and the new Space Force…. yet thousand booted off of food stamps, a consideration to lock up the homeless and Christianity just say “amen brother”

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