The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Los Angeles and Homelessness

Oct 30, 2017

Los Angeles City and County, with a homeless population of 43,854, has the second highest rate of homelessness in the country. New York, with a total homeless population of 73,523, has the highest. Boston, Washington, D.C. and Seattle also have very high homelessness rates.

One main reason for this homelessness crisis is the sky-high cost of housing. And another reason is low-paying jobs and joblessness. Third, there is the cut in government programs that used to help people out. These issues are the product of the very same large corporations who ask us to pay for their misdeeds.