OC Homeless Justice (Catholic Worker Lawsuit)

Latest studies show more than 1,030 people are on the streets of OC, twice the number from 2017, and many from other parts of the county. Contrary to perceptions, the vast majority of OC’s homeless are American citizens and longtime OC... Read more
Latest studies show more than 1,030 people are on the streets of OC, twice the number from 2017, and many from other parts of the county. Contrary to perceptions, the vast majority of OC’s homeless are American citizens and longtime OC residents, and the costs of managing homelessness is tremendously expensive for the public. The current lawsuit forcing homeless encampments forces action now. Read less
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Sanni Marttila

April 21, 2018

Quiet support is being given to a proposal by the Association of California Cities – Orange County that would add 2,700 permanent supportive housing units, Heather Stratman, chief executive officer of ACC-OC, said. Stratman said nearly 30 cities sent representatives in February to begin mapping potential sites and learn about... Read more

April 21, 2018

Quiet support is being given to a proposal by the Association of California Cities – Orange County that would add 2,700 permanent supportive housing units, Heather Stratman, chief executive officer of ACC-OC, said. Stratman said nearly 30 cities sent representatives in February to begin mapping potential sites and learn about funding to pay for housing that could be built in the next three to five years. Under the ACC-OC plan, cities would host a certain number of housing units based on overall population — not their homeless counts — to avoid any city feeling unfairly burdened and to make the numbers easier to absorb.

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Brooke Wright

April 21, 2018

 iHOPE, a faith-based nonprofit that assists homeless people in south coastal Orange County, has identified 10 possible locations, along with adding accommodations for 10 more people at the existing outdoor shelter in Laguna Beach, that together could house or provide safe parking at night for about 290 homeless people. Most... Read more

April 21, 2018

 iHOPE, a faith-based nonprofit that assists homeless people in south coastal Orange County, has identified 10 possible locations, along with adding accommodations for 10 more people at the existing outdoor shelter in Laguna Beach, that together could house or provide safe parking at night for about 290 homeless people. Most are in so-called SB2 zones, designated areas required by state law to allow the establishment of temporary shelters without conditional use or other discretionary permits. Those sites include:


- An empty 1-acre lot at the corner of Sombra and Amanecer in the San Clemente Business Park area

- 20-person shelters at two churches across the street from each other, one with a grade school, near Domingo Avenue and Doheny Park Road in Dana Point

- A portion of the Northwest Open Space, where the San Juan Capistrano dog park is also located

- A small portion of South Coast Water District property off Stonehill Drive in Dana Point beside the flood control channel, future site of a planned desalination plant.

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unitedtoendhomelessness

May 10, 2018

Our overall goal is to end homelessness in Orange County. Key to achieving this is implementing the recommendations laid out in the groundbreaking 2017 UCI Homelessness Cost study. To that end, we will:

- Rally our community in support of a permanent supportive housing solution for chronically homeless... Read more

May 10, 2018

Our overall goal is to end homelessness in Orange County. Key to achieving this is implementing the recommendations laid out in the groundbreaking 2017 UCI Homelessness Cost study. To that end, we will:

- Rally our community in support of a permanent supportive housing solution for chronically homeless individuals. 

- Identify homes for our chronically homeless neighbors in need through accessing existing rental units and by working with our partners to support and champion efforts to develop new units. 

-Work with the County and others to leverage data that can help the community gain detailed insights so that we may enhance the overall system of care. 

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Orange County is making the same hapless mistakes on homelessness that L.A. did a decade ago

2018/04/10 - LA Times

OC Has At Least $230 Million it Could Use for Homelesness

2018/05/02 - Voicce of OC

Homelessness in Orange County: The Costs to Our Community

4/4/2018 - United Way OC

United to End Homelessness

2018/03/01 - United to End Homelesness