German Homeless Population Explodes By One-Third In 2016 As Migrant Crisis Takes Its Toll

According to a recent estimate published by the Federal Association for Assistance for the Homeless, the number of homeless people living on Germany’s streets has risen by 33% in a matter of just a couple of years, to 52,000.  Meanwhile, as The Local notes, the number of Germans who can't afford their own home and have been forced to rely on the generosity of family and friends for a place to sleep every night has also risen a staggering 26%, to over 400,000 people.

In 2016 an estimated 52,000 people were living on German streets, an increase of a third on the 39,000 people who were living rough in 2014.


The report also claims that the overall number of people in Germany who don’t have their own home has risen sharply, from 335,000 in 2014 to 422,000 last year.


Most of the people who don’t have their own homes live in collective accommodation or have to rely on the charity of partners or family.


Of course, German officials have offered up a wide range of potential explanations for the country's exploding homelessness crisis, with Thomas Specht, head of the Federal Association for Assistance for the Homeless, blaming restricted housing supply, rising rents and stagnant wages.

“The numbers presented today on homelessness are shocking,” said Ulrike Mascher, President of the VdK social association.


“In our view this proves that ever more people are unable to pay their rents because of low wages and over-indebtedness.”


Thomas Specht, head of the Federal Association for Assistance for the Homeless, said that rising rents were just one cause of the negative development.


He pointed out that since 1990 the number of council flats had dropped by 60 percent to 1.2 million, because local councils had sold off many properties to private investors.


“The authorities have lost control of the stock of affordable housing,” he said

That said, others have pointed the finger at Angela Merkel's "Open Doors" policy which admitted nearly one million refugees from Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and other war zones in 2015, a five-fold increase over the previous year. 

An increasing number of the people living on German streets are migrants from eastern Europe. Specht said however that although migration had put pressure on facilities for the homeless, it was by no means the only factor.


Karin Kühn, chairwoman of BAG Help for the Homeless, demanded immediate action from the government.

Balkan Migrant Route

Of course, the influx of migrants became a political hot topic in recent elections after the newly welcomed refugees repaid Merkel for her 'openness' by committing 142,500 crimes during the first six months of 2016, including several high-profile sexual assaults.

Unfortunately, while the public backlash finally convinced Merkel that Germany could not take on all of the world's problems, resulting in a decision to cap future refugees admittances at 200,000 per year (something we discussed here: Germany's "Open Doors" Are Closing: Merkel Seeks New Limits On Refugees)...

The bloc agreed to limit to 200,000 annually the number of people allowed to enter Germany for humanitarian reasons. The conservatives pledged at the same time that people wouldn’t be turned back at the German border, expressing their support for the right to seek asylum in Germany and for the Geneva refugee convention, which states that countries should give protection to those who flee war and expulsion, and those who are politically persecuted. 


“We continue with our efforts to permanently reduce the number of people fleeing to Germany and Europe in order to prevent a repeat of the situation such as in 2015” when Germany took in 890,000 asylum seekers, Ms. Merkel said Monday, presenting the agreement to reporters.


She said the parties agreed on measures that will ensure that the total number of admissions won’t exceed 200,000 people a year. These include dealing with newcomers seeking asylum in Germany in centralized centers where their claims will be quickly decided. Rejected asylum seekers will then be rapidly deported back to their home countries. With this move, the parties hope to speed up asylum proceedings and increase the number of deportations.


The limit of allowing up to 200,000 migrants entering the country every year could be amended by the German Parliament if an international crisis warrants it, the compromise said.


The stunning capitulation follows an embarrassing showing by Merkel’s Christian Democrats during September’s federal elections.  While the party again received the largest share of the vote, its support declined by more than 8%  from the prior election in Merkel’s worst-ever performance. Meanwhile, the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party secured an unprecedented 13% of the vote, enough for it to earn representative in parliament – the first time a far-right party had been voted into Germany’s parliament since World War II.

...Merkel's epiphany apparently didn't come quickly enough to stave off a housing crisis that is now pushing German citizens onto the streets in record numbers.


Looney Dindu Nuffins Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:06 Permalink

  Here’s something Merkel should take credit for… According to Bild, (Google-translated) “a young man allegedly committed a sexual assault on a pony in Görlitzer Park. He approached the animal on Friday, at about 3 pm.  A babysitter became aware of the "traumatizing" incident in the local petting zoo and immediately took a picture of the disgusting act.  Shortly afterwards, she informed the staff. The man was apprehended and fined for violating the Animal Welfare Act and "causing public nuisance through sexual acts".  The animal torturer is said to be a 23-year-old native Syrian.” Looney

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Dindu Nuffins _RRR_ Wed, 11/15/2017 - 06:01 Permalink

August 2nd 1940 was the peace offer.September 1940 was when the London Blitz began. What are you chimping about when you say 4 out of 10 had been killed already? The only thing that had happened by August 1940 was Hitler letting the British evacuate Dunkirk. There were no mass casualties yet, chimpy.

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fleur de lis Dindu Nuffins Wed, 11/15/2017 - 06:37 Permalink

The Allies had been firebombing German cities for months before the London blitz began.That is always conveniently left out of "history" books.That was why the leaflets were dropped.The Allies were attacking German cities knowing fully well how the Germans would eventually respond.But since the media were under the complete control of the warmanogers, only news of the German attacks reached American readers.It was another way to prep Americans for joining a war that had nothing to do with us.Nothing has changed for tha better and indeed has only grown worse. 

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BandGap fleur de lis Wed, 11/15/2017 - 06:56 Permalink

Citation, please.The allies were mainly England and France, and France was taken out at that point. England didn't firebomb anyone before the blitz. They were short of pilots and planes and all of their efforts went to making Hurricanes and Spitfires while training pilots as fast as they could.America didn't join the war until about a year and a half later. Even the Lend/Lease Program wasn't yet started with England.You're a complete idiot.

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fleur de lis BandGap Wed, 11/15/2017 - 07:12 Permalink

Sorry, I cannot find that for you but I do remember reading it somewhere.So you can believe it or not as you please.The mountains of lies that have been promoted about both wars are so horrific that there is no official story that is beyond questioning.There is no point in thinking that that partcular story is true when so many others are surfacing as lies one after the other.

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Sandmann fleur de lis Wed, 11/15/2017 - 08:34 Permalink

British did not bomb German cities until 15 May 1940 after Luftwaffe destroyed Rotterdam. Reason was conversations between RAB Butler and Lord Halifax. with Dahlerus over Peace Treaty and unseating Churchill who had become Prime Minister on 10 May 1940. To prevent any peace negotiations Churchill ordered RAF night raids on Duisburg 15/16 May 1940. 

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BandGap Dindu Nuffins Wed, 11/15/2017 - 07:15 Permalink

I don't argue with morons who don't know what they are talking about. I will agree that the "4 ut of 10" comment wasn't correct, but the assertion that Hitler wanted peace because he was a good soul at heart is pure nonsense. He wanted England to accept peace so he could turn his armies east, something he had been plotting since at least the mid 1930s.One more note, the Germans actually started the attacks on civilians as a way to break England's will. Yes, the British had inadvertantly bombed civilian areas but this was not part of their strategy.Again, read.

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Dindu Nuffins BandGap Wed, 11/15/2017 - 07:27 Permalink

Given that communist Antifa had already tried a revolt in 1919 with support from Soviet Russia and continued to be suported by Jewish Bolsheviks in Soviet Russia, yes, the East was where Hitler actually wanted to fight. So what? Are you a marxist?No leader should be a perfectly good soul to outgroups that intend no good for his own people. That said, he definitely didn't want to invade the entire world, which is constantly imputed to him. The "Man in the High Castle" is exactly this over-the-top "You'd be speaking German if we lost!" hysteria. It's important to know that Hitler had defined goals that did not involve Western Europe, rather than making him a convenient propaganda tool for conquering Western Europe by different means on the sly.  

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Dindu Nuffins ThirdWorldDude Wed, 11/15/2017 - 08:13 Permalink

Britain and France declared war on Germany first.There was a listless "Fake War" in which negotiations and fecklessness took place, and then Germany launched an pro-active offensive to end the war that Britain and France began.Is your intelligence sufficient to the task of understanding why you might be occupied after declaring war first? Still, as you managed to ignore previously, peace offers were given during this occupation.

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Dindu Nuffins ThirdWorldDude Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:01 Permalink

The Great Game, as usual. Britain as a seapower was afraid of any large landpower getting larger.You may as well ask why the Crimean War happened. You seem to have this belief that all wars are fought for moral reasons, and good guys exist. The British fought a lot of wars, and didn't need a particular reason to dismantle a rival great power.Then again, when they declared war, I'm sure their finances were in no worse state. Oy vey.

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ThirdWorldDude Dindu Nuffins Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:23 Permalink

 Sorry, it doesn't add up. If "there was a listless "Fake War" in which negotiations and fecklessness took place", as you write above, then why couldn't Germany, France and Britain reach an agreement and instead focus on the Bolsheviks who, apparently, were the primary motive for creating the Nazi war machine in the first place? Couldn't Nazis understand that by occupying France and launching Operation Sea Lion they were getting overstretched and putting to risk the coming Op. Barbarossa?

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Lordflin Dindu Nuffins Wed, 11/15/2017 - 07:37 Permalink

My first wife was Jewish... dead now some 30+ years, beautiful girl, and one of the kindest, most generous human beings I have ever known.

Her mother claims to have lost all but her brother in a Nazi concentration camp... oddly enough her mother's brother claimed the same thing. I remember one of her stories very clearly. The Jews were in a row, on their knees with their hands splayed out in front of them (this was on a ship's deck as she was being transported to another camp) as an officer walked down the line with a pistol gripped in one hand. Whenever he came accross someone whos hands were in his opinion too far out in front he put a bullet in their heads.

Her father claims to have fought in the Polish underground after losing his entire family to the Nazis.

My inlaws were sad, bitter people whos souls had been crushed... but of couse this was all for show, as none of the stories they regaled me with ever took place. The holocaust was all a myth, and, as you so rightly pointed out, the Nazis were just a bunch of hard working folks doing the best they knew how for their country.

I often wondered how those people managed to keep that conspiracy going all those years after the war.

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Dindu Nuffins Lordflin Wed, 11/15/2017 - 08:55 Permalink

Wow.It seems like people would have an incentive to change their hand positions quickly if they knew why the shootings were being administered like that, and if they didn't know why it was happening to them, then how did you find out why later?Or did he shoot them all and only then broadcast aloud why the killings had been done?How many lampshades were made as a result of these killings? Was the deck of the ship scrubbed clean with soap made from Jewish fats and oils after the bloody mess of these killings? Tell me another one, grandpa.

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Kina Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:09 Permalink

Yup - Europe on its way to becoming a radical muslim cesspit.And thats the plan. Destroy national and individual identy, then wipe out your country from within with this poison. How fucking amazing it will be that China, South Korea, Japan, Russia will be the last bastions of civilised society on this planet not infeccted by a Soros like plague.

fleur de lis Kina Wed, 11/15/2017 - 06:50 Permalink

Yep, and it was interesting how some moron Congresswoman was yamering on to Sessions about the fearsome white identity movement instead of focusing on matters of real concern.Listening to that moron one would think that hundreds of millions had not already been spent on every imaginable agency, that wild rioting never happened, that statues had not been pulled down and property destroyed in a mob frenzy by hundreds more wandering unemployed morons, that ill read, poorly spoken, overrated teachers with a chip on the shoulder had been promoting Bolshevik identity lies.The whole identity issue has morphed into some kind of alien presence that herds and feeds parasitic academia, dumb polititians, obnoxious, violent snowflakes, and MSM instigators.And all of them are convinced that they are smart.

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