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Top 10 Cities With the Most Homeless

While Democrats tout their Social programs and progressive nature, how does it stack up against reality?

1

Boston

Boston

Total homeless: 6,492

Boston, while having the lowest number of homeless for a major city in the US, has been Democrat controlled since 1930.

2

San Jose

San Jose

Total homeless: 6,556

Out of 6,556, there are 2,169 chronically homeless individuals in the San Jose and Santa Clara area, and 92% of them lack shelter.

San Jose has elected Democrat mayors since 1967. Prior to 1967, mayors were nominated and elected by the City Council.

3

San Francisco

San Francisco

Total homeless: 6,775

Of San Francisco homeless population, 1,473, or 22%, were unaccompanied children or youths. A notorious blue city in a blue State, San Francisco has elected Democrats as Mayor since 1964.

4

Chicago

Chicago

Total homeless: 6,786

Thirty-two percent of Chicago’s homeless population consisted of families with children. Chicago has voted Democrat Mayors in since 1931.

5

Washington DC

Washington DC

Total homeless: 7,298

Of homeless individuals in Washington, D.C., 42% had patterns of chronic homelessness, meaning they’d been homeless for more than a year or had experienced at least four periods of homelessness over the past three years. Nationwide, the rate was 23%. Washington DC has elected Democrats for Mayor since 1975. Prior to 1975, the District had been administered by a board of commission.

6

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Total homeless: 7,509

Of the roughly 7,500 homeless people in Las Vegas, 2,223 were unaccompanied children or young people under the age of 24. After San Francisco, Las Vegas had the highest rate – 89% — of unaccompanied children and youths who lacked shelter. Las Vegas is unique on this list because Nevada itself is considered a Republican State. However, the last Republican Mayor of Las Vegas was in 1975.

7

San Diego

San Diego

Total homeless: 8,742

Nationwide, veterans make up 10% of the homeless population. In San Diego, 16% of the homeless were veterans, more than any other city in the top 10. The only City on this list with a current Republican Mayor.

8

Seattle

Seattle

Total homeless: 10,122

Roughly 30% of Seattle’s homeless population consists of families with children. Seattle has had a Democrat Mayor since 1990, and an Independent Mayor from 1978-1990. The last Republican Mayor left office in 1969.

9

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Total homeless: 41,174

Seventy percent of the more than 40,000 homeless people in Los Angeles are unsheltered. California as a whole has the highest rate of unsheltered homeless people in the country. The last Republican Mayor of Los Angeles served from 1993-2001. With that one exception, 5 of the last 6 Mayors have been Democrat dating back to 1961.

10

New York.

New York.

Total homeless: 75,323

Fourteen percent of all homeless people in the United States live in New York City. New York City currently has a Democrat Mayor, however New York did have two Republican Mayors prior - Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. Prior to that, the last Republican Mayor was Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1945.