A development to house the homeless in Los Angeles will cost $837,000 for a housing unit, Nellie Bowles notices in her Friday newsletter for the Bari Weiss "Common Sense" Substack. She writes:
How could they possibly spend that much on a single unit and think it's good? Easy. California uses its homeless budget as a cash firehose, lining the pockets of untold numbers of contractors and employing every drama major who thinks nonprofits seem cool. It's the Homeless Industrial Complex. The actual people sleeping on the streets—some 41,000 souls in Los Angeles—are beside the point.