A California crowdfunding effort is looking to tackle the homelessness crisis in the state by creating a whole new city for the homeless.
The project is estimated to be a 300-acre city open exclusively to the homeless with dorm housing, communal televisions, and underground tunnels… all for a whopping $3 billion.
CBS News has more on the project:
Daune Nason, founder of the Folsom-based Citizens Again, released details Thursday of his plans for an estimated $3 billion private city equipped with amenities and services for a 150,000 “high-needs” population.
California’s homeless population in 2018 was almost 130,000, nearly a quarter of the national total, according to the most recent federal data.
“Qualified citizens” – those who meet as-yet undisclosed criteria – will be allowed to live in the city and are free to leave whenever they wish, says Nason, who adds, “Some might want to stay forever.”
According to a press release, the all-inclusive city will offer high-density housing in dormitories consisting of sleeping quarters and communal bathrooms with private showers.
Check it out:
Dorm Housing, Communal TVs, Underground Tunnels Envisioned For ‘All-Inclusive’ $3 Billion, 300-Acre City For The Homeless – CBS Los Angeles https://t.co/SUBI6jSyRD
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) December 21, 2019
The fundraising effort is reportedly off to a slow start:
"A GoFundMe effort with a goal of $50,000 for the proposed city had raised just $60 as of Thursday."
— Razor (@hale_razor) December 21, 2019
$50,000 would not pay for a porta potty, which would not be used anyway.
— Bill O'Rights (@NewLepanto) December 21, 2019
Here’s how some other people responded via Twitchy:
— Right in the feels (@goinbigger) December 21, 2019
— The Bearded Nurse (@SpaceCowboyTex) December 21, 2019
The world’s most expensive public toilet to date… 🙄
— Keith Hanson (@kch50428) December 21, 2019
— Champanic Attack (@ChampanicAttack) December 21, 2019
In before everyone I know becomes homeless in LA.
Until you know *homeless* in southern CA through work or other experience. Almost entirely drug addicted or outside by choice. Most I've met REFUSE all shelter and services. Caltrans friends confirm.
— Cathe Gordon 🎄 (@twitcathe) December 21, 2019
🤦♂️ the actual housing of homeless people is the tiniest fraction of what is causing the homeless crisis
— 🎄The Christmas Ghost 🎄 (@AusPhantom) December 21, 2019
You're dealing with people that cannot handle the most basic day to day tasks.
This plan would require a city's worth of competent staff to maintain.
— Troy Sa (@TroySa80) December 21, 2019
This will end well.
— Matt Trey 👌🏿 🇺🇸 (@realMattTrey) December 21, 2019
This is the largest proposed virtue signal I have ever seen
— The Green New Turd 🐄💩 (@MuhTaximus) December 21, 2019
This is obviously the initial scene of a Hollywood disaster film's script.
— Leslie Eastman (@Mutnodjmet) December 21, 2019
We’ve seen how badly this movie ends, but carry on.
— mSPIRITe (@Mspirite) December 21, 2019
Soooo projects. Got it
— Q7ock (@Quantum7ock) December 21, 2019
Better than any base I was on in the military…
— Matthew___P (@SonofMan__2) December 21, 2019
— The First Nowell (@kenricnowell) December 21, 2019
So this would be a perfect opportunity for M. Bloomberg to throw less than 10% of his wealth into a worthwhile homeless experiment AND prove to ALL conservatives that this is the direction America needs to be headed towards.
— politically_matt (@MattPolitically) December 21, 2019
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