Homeless Orange County Crisis (HOCC)


Homeless Orange County Crisis (HOCC)


Anita Coleman


2018 onwards -


The Homeless Orange County Collection, HOCC, is a curated set of news, blog posts, personal stories, lawsuits, research, and narratives about the homelessness crisis in the OC, beginning with the filing of Case 8:18-cv-00155 filed 01/29/2018 following the Santa Ana River evictions.


Orange County - California - United States of America

Collection Items

Answers to Questions: About the Current Homelessness Crisis in the OC
In late March and April of 2018, discussions erupted among many Southern Orange County residents about homelessness in the OC. In an effort to help the community know more about the history, the current situation, and potential solutions of…

A conversation between Mohammed Ally, attorney and founder of Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition and Irvine resident and researcher Dr. Coleman. Provides a good overview of the OC Homelessness crisis at this point in time, March - May 2018,…

In March 2018 the Orange County Board of Supervisors, California, voted to use land that it owns in the City of Irvine near the Great Park, to erect temporary housing shelters for people vacated from the Santa Ana Riverbed (Santa Ana Skid River). The…

Irvine For Everyone
1-page position statement of I4E. The mission of Irvine for Everyone is to form a group of Irvine residents supporting the creation of a full spectrum of housing in Irvine.

A set of three distinct presentations describe how the OC Continuum of Care is being built. The first, Assessment of Homeless Services of the County in 2016 and the progress made since then as well as future plans. The second is, Mental Health…

A housing trust fund will be created for OC if CA passes AB 448 (Daly) 2018.

Below is excerpt introduced in response to the OC Homelessness crisis. Thanks to the tireless work of activists and advocates such as Orange County Poverty Alleviation…

Orange County Catholic Worker v. Orange County, Case 8:18-cv- 000155, Filed 01/29/18
Lawsuit filed by the Elder Law and Disability Rights Center in the US District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division. 40 pages.

On a single night in January 2017, 4,792 people experienced homelessness in Orange County. Homeless people in Orange County are diverse: they are young and old, men and women, chronic and newly homeless, alone or in families. The
2017 count shows…

Susan Price (OC’s Continuum of Care Director aka The Homelessness Czar) assessment of homelessness services in Orange County and the need to do more. 43 pages. Includes glossary, program descriptions such as what does Continuum of Care mean? What is…

California’s New Vagrancy Laws: The Growing Enactment and Enforcement of Anti-Homeless Laws in the Golden State
Appendix has a list of the anti-vagrancy and other laws/ordinances against homeless people for some OC Cities. The Policy Advocacy Clinic prepared this 2016 update for the Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP). WRAP is a non-profit organization…

Housing is a Human Right OC, et al vs. County of Orange, Irvine, Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Case 8:19-cv-00388, Filed 02/27/2019. South County Case Amended Complained 05/13/2019.
In Housing is a Human Right OC, Orange County Catholic Worker, Emergency Shelter Coalition, et al vs. The County of Orange, The City of Irvine, The City of Aliso Viejo, The City of Dana Point, The City of San Juan Capistrano, The City of San…
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